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 +firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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