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
22.10.2016 – 08.01.2017Gallery
18.11.2016 – 12.03.2017
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14.10.2016 – 07.01.2017Tel Aviv Museum of ArtIsrael
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25.11.2016 – 02.04.2017 Hong Kong Design InstituteChina
24.11.2016 – 05.03.2017 MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de MonterreyMexico
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: 1966 Production: 1971 to the present Manufacturer: Gufram s.r.I., Balangero, Italy Size: 95 x 140 x140 cms Material: cold-foamed polyurethane, green varnish “Pratone” (Large Lawn) is an allegory of a longing for nature which came to the fore during the second half of the sixties as part of the hippie protest against a glutted consumer society. Pop Art, and psychedelic experiences were featured via enlargement, graphic processing, and “softening.” Thus, “Pratone” confronts us as an artificial, mutant, and trivialized piece of nature, sparking feelings of curiosity and conflict in the observer. The passivity of sitting is portrayed as behavior typical of consumerism and juxtaposed to sensual aspects. Users first have to create a seat from the sculptural, cold impression given by this chair. Natural landscape has become a garden landscape, and, ultimately, an interior landscape, a domesticated playground. The fact that this playground can be enlarged as one wishes by joining together a number of “Pratone” elements corresponds to the concept of community and “happenings.” However, the material (green, varnished polyurethane foam) takes the yearning for nature to the point of absurdity. It is not clear whether sitting “on the lawn” is intended as a lost idyll or should be seen ironically as an outdated utopia. This is left up to the user. At the end of the sixties, the introduction of polyurethane foam was sensational in furniture design, although there are few pieces in which the features and effects of the materials were employed as consciously and overtly as in “Pratone.” The early pieces that have survived until today are no longer suitable for use, as the material becomes brittle and cracked with age. In 1986, the Gufram company decided to limit the production run to 200 pieces. Between 1986 and 1996, the company manufactured 16 “Pratone” objects, which were primarily sold to museums and galleries. Gufram had produced a total of approximately 60 “Pratone” up to that point in time. No information is available on current sales. MK