17,00 € / 15,00 €Vitra Design Museum 11,00 € / 9,00 €Schaudepot8,00 € / 6,00 €Guided tours 1h (Architecture tour Vitra Campus or Exhibition tour) 7,00 € / 5,00 €Family ticketsVitra Design Museum + Schaudepot: 49 €Vitra Design Museum: 31 €Schaudepot: 22 €2 adults + 1 child, further children free of charge. Children under 12 years of age free.Reduced prices: young people from age 12, students, seniors,disabled persons, groups of more than 10 people, comination of 3 and more tickets/person.
Vitra Design MuseumCharles-Eames-Str. 2D-79576 Weil am ReinT +49.7621.702.3200F +email@example.com
Daily 10 am – 6 pmThe museum is open on Sundays and on all public holiday.
12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017Vitra Design Museum
10.06.2016 – 09.10.2016Vitra Design Museum Gallery
04.06.2016 – 17.11.2016Schaudepot
21.03.2016 - 28.08.2016,CCCB Barcelona, Spanien
29.06.2016 - 11.09.2016,MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and TechnologyLissabon, Portugal
26.11.2015 - 01.05.2016Grassimuseum Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland
The collection of the Vitra Design Museum ranks among the most important holdings of furniture design worldwide. It contains some 7000 pieces of furniture, a vast assemblage of lighting objects and numerous archives, as well as the estates of such designers as Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton and Alexander Girard. On 4 June 2016 opens the Vitra Schaudepot, created by the architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, in which the Vitra Design Museum presents key pieces of its collection.
Guided tours through the Vitra Schaudepot:
Highlights from the CollectionFrom 4 June 2016, 4 pm dailyBehind the Scenes22 July, 19 August 20163 pm
Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot17,00 € / 15,00 €Vitra Design Museum or Schaudepot11,00 € / 9,00 €Guided tours 1h (Architecture or Exhibition tour) 7,00 € / 5,00 €Family ticketsVitra Design Museum + Schaudepot: 49 €Vitra Design Museum or Schaudepot: 31 €2 adults + 1 child, further children free of charge. Children under12 years of age free.Reduced prices: young people from age 12, students, seniors,disabled persons, groups of more than 10 people, cominationof 3 and more tickets/person.
Design: 1973 Production: 1973 to the present Manufacturer: Cassina s.p.a., Meda, near Milan Size: 106 x 79 x 70; seat height 50.5 cms Material: plastic, varnished steel, fabric covering When Paolo Deganello, cofounder of the Archizoom group from Florence, Italy, presented the “AEO” chair in 1973, it attracted great attention. The chair is undeniably comfortable, but opinions differ on its unusual appearance. One side regards it as a caricature of the robust television chair, the other as an icon of a new functional aesthetic. Deganello investigated the demands on the back, seat, base, and frame and strictly separated these elements by function and material used. The base made of plastic with an organic curve supports an iron framing which distributes forces smoothly and is only partially covered by the seat cushion and the back section. An extremely thick cushion resting on a piece of stretched cloth serves as the seat. The back is made of two-ply canvas and is loosely stretched over a springy back-base, creating sharp folds. In his synthesis of these elements, Deganello does not comply with a particular aesthetic convention but instead sets the different qualities off against each other. Deganello hoped a network of small suppliers would produce the individual parts of the chair and thus link mass production to craftsmanship. This additive concept is reflected in the fact that the chair was available as a “build-it-yourself” kit. “AEO” stands for Alpha and Omega, the first and last letters in the Greek alphabet: the original material and its functionally dictated use are equal aspects of the object. Several years after its eye-catching launch, “AEO” established itself on the market. MK Designer: Paolo Deganello mit ‘Archizoom’