Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot17,00 € / 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 €**Reduced prices: young people from age 12, students, seniors,disabled persons, groups of more than 10 people, combination of 3 and more tickets/person, children under 12 years of age free
Vitra Design MuseumCharles-Eames-Str. 2D-79576 Weil am RheinT +49.7621.702.3200F +firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily 10 am – 6 pm,24 December 10 am – 2 pm. The museum is open on Sundays and on all public holiday.
12.03.2016 – 22.01.2017Vitra Design Museum
08.10.2016 – 22.01.2017Fire Station
04.06.2016 – 13.11.2016Schaudepot
01.10.2016 – 17.01.2017Kunsthal RotterdamNetherlands
12.10.2016 – 05.11.2016Designxport, HamburgGermany
14.10.2016 – 07.01.2017Tel Aviv Museum of ArtIsrael
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 CollectionEvery Friday to Sunday 2 pmBehind the Scenes25.11.2016 & 13.01.2017 3 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 €**Reduced prices: young people from age 12, students, seniors, disabled persons, groups of more than 10 people, combination of 3 and more tickets/person, children under 12 years of age free
Daily 10 am – 6 pm,24 December 10 am – 2 pm.The museum is open on Sundays and on all public holiday.
Design: 1983Production: since 1984Manufacturer: Stiletto Studios, BerlinSize: 94 x 73.5 x 76; seat height 45 cmsMaterial: varnished steel, plastic
Like Marcel Duchamp’s ready-mades, “Consumer’s Rest” is an everyday object chosen from among vast numbers of manufactured goods, reinterpreted, and invested with a new function. Stiletto, who refers to himself as a practitioner of design and has been involved in experimental graphic design and other forms of art since 1981, says of his furniture designs: “They are to have a lucid structure, fulfill their intended function in terms of length by width by height, be industrially sound, stable, and solid, serially produced. I can meet these conditions most easily when I use containers taken from the everyday consumer cycle as my starting material…. Redesign here has less to do with recycling and more with rebirth. The design is about soul and character, not ‘packaging design’.”1 Stiletto is not concerned with improving a product; instead, he simply makes use of what is available and has stood the test of time. Department stores and supermarkets but also junk yards provide plenty of ideas and material. The point of departure here is a supermarket shopping cart, a standard, ubiquitous everyday object, which hardly appears to have “design value.” Stiletto takes the shopping cart apart, reshapes it, and sprays each half with different color tones. The transparent covers are made of the thick, soft foil normally used only for industrial purposes, for example in swinging doors in warehouses. They alone ensure that the seat, armrests, and back afford a minimum of comfort, and make clear that what we are looking at is indeed for sitting. “Consumer’s Rest” and a smaller children’s version, “Short Rest,” have been manufactured by Brüder Siegel in Leipheim, Germany since 1990. PR
 Stiletto, Prototypen (Uitgeverij, Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 1986).Designer:Stiletto