About Simone
Simone Koller is an independent graphic designer based in Zurich. After moving to the Netherlands to participate in the program at Werkplaats Typografie, she recently moved back to Switzerland to start her own practice. At the moment she’s primarily occupied making books and preparing a series of workshops set in a library located some 1110 metres above sea level.
http://www.simonekoller.com
Current city: Zürich
Simone Koller is an independent graphic designer based in Zurich. After moving to the Netherlands to participate in the program at Werkplaats Typografie, she recently moved back to Switzerland to start her own practice. At the moment she’s primarily occupied making books and preparing a series of workshops set in a library located some 1110 metres above sea level.
 
For Didierea Trolli, Cyphostemma bainessii and other astonishing creatures from the family of the succulents, take a stroll through the six glasshouses, situated a bit outside the city center along the lakefront.
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The Hardbrücke is a long, brutal concrete bridge that runs through a former industrial area. I like the view down to the rail tracks and the many construction sites. And, within spitting distance, you can find a few good places to spend a nice evening, such as Helsinki (for concerts), Rosso (for pizza), and Les Halles (for beer and tapas).
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The old botanical garden is my favorite green island in the city center. Thanks to a collection of moveable wooden chairs, it is an ideal spot for reading or having a chat with friends. The park is surrounded by office buildings and the Schanzengraben: a moat that serves as a hidden promenade from the city’s very center all the way to the lake.
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One of my favorite movie theatres. Upon entering the doorsteps, the enchantment begins. And the cinema’s outside lettering is simply legendary.
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Zurich is at its best in the summer, when swimming becomes part of the daily agenda. There are a variety of great places along the river Limmat, most of which are free and open to the public. When it gets too crowded at these, try to find one of the few hidden places along the lake.
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