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
18.11.2016 – 12.03.2017Schaudepot
14.01. – 16.04.2017Gallery
07.01. – 02.04.2017OCMA Orange County Museum of Art, Newport BeachUSA
05.11.2016 – 31.01.2017San Diego Museum of ArtUSA
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 Scenes13.01.2017 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: 1968Production: 1968 to the presentManufacturer: Zanotta s.p.a., NovaMilanese, near MilanSize: 68 x 80 x 80 cms; variable seat heightMaterial: removable cover made of lancio,polystyrene filling“Sacco,” or the anatomic chair, as it is still called today in the Zanotta sales catalogues, symbolizes an unprecedented break with tradition. In an era characterized by the hippie culture, apartment sharing and student demonstrations, the thirty-something designers created a nonpoltrona (non-chair) and thus launched an attack on good bourgeois taste. After negotiations and rejections from the chemical industry, the designers turned to Zanotta with their purist solution of filling a transparent non-rigid PVC envelope with countless pieces of white polystyrene popcorn, resulting in a transparency similar to that of “Blow,” the chair developed at Zanotta the previous year by designers De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi, and Scolari. However, the shell was still not tough enough despite measures such as reinforcing it with synthetic fabric and sewing several segments of it together. Only then did the designers consent to using opaque materials, such as canvas (lancio), imitation leather, and leather. Because “Sacco” has no fixed form and its loose filling allows it to take on just about any shape, it molds itself to the contours of the body. “Sacco” can be used as a stool, an easy chair, or a chaise longue; it is lightweight and therefore extremely mobile. This unorthodox “furniture” is especially popular among the young and is an expression of unconstrained, relaxed living. The simplicity of the construction has prompted numerous commercial imitators to create more or less successful plagiarisms, and inspired a few hobbyists to dust off their sewing machines; polystyrene pieces used for packaging serve as the material for the filling. The popularity of “Sacco” helped found Italian design’s pioneering reputation in the field during the sixties and seventies. PDDesigner:Piero Gatti,Cesare Paolini, Franco Teodoro