Lars Müller was born in Oslo in 1955, and although a Norwegian citizen, has been based in Switzerland since 1963.
After an apprenticeship as a graphic designer and some years as a peripatetic student in the United States and Holland, Lars Müller returned to Switzerland in 1982 and established his studio in Baden. Since 1996, he has been a partner of “Integral Concept,” an interdisciplinary design group active in Paris, Milan, Zürich, Berlin, and Montreal.
Lars Müller started publishing books on typography, design, art, photography, and architecture in 1983 and, as Lars Müller Publishers, has produced some 300 titles to date. Recently, he has branched out into visually oriented books on social issues, such as human rights and ecology.
He is a passionate educator and has taught at various universities in Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe. Since 2009 he has been a guest lecturer at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Lars Müller is currently the international president of AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale and a member of MOTOVUN International Publisher's Group.
Photo: René Burri, 2009