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
01.10.2016 – 17.01.2017Kunsthal RotterdamNetherlands
14.10.2016 – 07.01.2017Tel Aviv Museum of ArtIsrael
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 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.
The preservation and restoration of the objects in the Vitra Design Museum collection and archive is overseen by the museum’s own conservation workshop. A special focus of this work is devoted to the issues and problems posed by the aging of plastic materials. In cooperation with international research institutes, universities and other museums, the Vitra Design Museum conservation workshop is constantly gaining new knowledge in this area. Below you can find some projects from the museum’s restoration department.
The Vitra Design Museum was the recipient of the first international AXA Art Research Grant from 2003 to 2005. Selected objects in the Vitra Design Museum collection were examined over the course of three years, and basic guidelines for the conservation of synthetic materials were developed in collaboration with international experts in this field. The results were presented within the framework of seven symposia.
The estate of the American architect and designer Alexander Girard (1907-1993) has been part of the Vitra Design Museum Collection since 1997. Following methodical registration and processing of the archive holdings (documents, drawings, catalogues and photographs), efforts are now focused on the systematic appraisal of his extensive three-dimensional estate. The collection of objects – many of which were sorted and filed by Girard himself during his lifetime – represents the fruits of over five decades of intensive creative work for both commercial and private clients. In addition to his own creations in the fields of furniture design, architecture, graphic design, textiles, tableware and decoration, the estate also encompasses objects that Girard brought back from his travels. It impressively documents the exhaustive variety of shapes, colours and materials as well as exceptional attention to detail that characterize Girard’s work. The investigation and research of the objects, their origins, dating, contextualization as well as the written and visual documentation of all available information constitute key project tasks. They also help to determine the optimum conservation conditions and necessary restoration measures. These aspects shed light on the importance of Girard’s contributions from the standpoint of design history and cultural history as well as on his personal biography. At the same time, the appraisal of the estate will form the basis for an upcoming comprehensive retrospective on the life and work of Alexander Girard, which is being planned by the Vitra Design Museum.