Designer Profile

Ginger Zalaba

A shared sense for shape, color, material, and design has always been woven into the fabric of Ginger Zalaba's family. 

Ginger Zalaba was raised among artists and designers, and originally she dreamed of owning a gallery. In 2012, she graduated from Zurich University of the Arts with a master’s in exhibition design. Following the death of her father in her mid-20s, she took over the family business, and in 2015 she presented her first furniture collection at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.  

Her design studio draws its style and approach from the work of her grandfather, Otto Kolb. The famous architect and master of the “New Bauhaus“ designed houses in the U.S. in the 1950s which adhered to the Bauhaus principles. 

"We focus on reducing the design, in order to showcase the essence of the materials used through pure form and function – less is more."

Ginger Zalaba

The first joint project of Ginger Zalaba and Walter Knoll – Aisuu Chair and Aisuu Side Chair – is a tribute to her grandfather and to the legacy of the Bauhaus, something to which both partners are committed. This new interpretation of Otto Kolb’s furniture successfully combines the Bauhaus with modern lifestyle.

The collaboration between the two family business has a long history: back in 1961, Walter Knoll launched an upholstered version of Otto Kolb’s wing chair, known as the “Love Chair”.

Designed by Ginger Zalaba