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 +email@example.com
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: 1956 Production: 1956-c. 1965 Manufacturer: Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan Size: 77 x 131.5 x 80; seat height 42 cms Material: varnished steel tubing, aluminum, vinyl cushions George Nelson was one of the most influential personalities in U.S. design after 1945. For many years beginning in 1946, he was head of the Design Department at the Herman Miller company, on whose behalf he engaged designers hardly known at the time, such as Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and Alexander Girard. And he was also inspired by other areas of culture: along with his work as an architect, he concerned himself with ongoing sociological and artistic themes. Nelson’s “Marshmallow” sofa must be considered one of the earliest Pop Art furniture designs: the transformation of a traditional sofa into a three-dimensional structure made with colored cushions. The seat and back are supported by a steel construction and the unit has the shape of an axially symmetrical folded-out waffle. Unlike traditional upholstered sofas, it was possible to make it available in numerous colors and sizes thanks to what was at the time a completely novel, additive construction system. However, its production required high labor costs; additionally, the unorthodox sofa hardly seemed suited to contemporary interiors. Production at Herman Miller was therefore discontinued around 1965. Vitra produced the “Marshmallow” sofa from 1988 to 1994; production was resumed in 2003 and has continued ever since. A vintage model in the collection of the Vitra Design Museum served as the basis for this re-edition. MSCDesigner:George Nelson