Niggli is an independent specialist Swiss publisher for architecture, design and typography. Our books are for everyone who teaches, studies or is professionally active in these fields. We provide books of content and design excellence for our readers. These are books dealing with subjects and issues of real concern, which support and inspire them in their work. We match superb content with appearance and presentation elegance in each volume. Our books are not only beautifully designed and carefully produced, they are also of great aesthetic appeal and a joy to own and use. We work only with the most capable and flexible printers who are leaders in the field; our preferred working method is direct and close partnership, allowing us to benefit from the advice and expertise of leading lithography and typesetting specialists.
niggli is and has always been a byword for books of the highest quality and this is the tradition of the publishing house. The fundamental principles of lucidity, clarity and reduction to essentials, which Arthur Niggli established in 1950, are still at the heart of our design concepts today.
Exceptional and well-chosen subjects handled in cooperation with book designers of exceptional ability is a policy that has consistently proved its worth: numerous titles have been awarded the «Most Beautiful Swiss Book» award in the course of our publishing history, moreover we have achieved many international distinctions including silver and gold in the «Most Beautiful Book in the World» award. Recent years have brought many more distinguished nominations, for example the German Design Prize, the iF design award, the red dot design award, the Type Directors Club New York, the German Architectural Book Prize for 2009 and 2011, the German Design Award or the Swiss publishers and authors design prize.