Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine

Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine

11.02.2017 – 14.05.2017

Museum

Science fiction becomes reality: robotics has been finding its way into our lives for a number of years now. Examples range from transport drones and intelligent sensors to the debate around Industry 4.0. In the exhibition »Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine«, the Vitra Design Museum will thoroughly examine the current robotics boom for the first time. The exhibition will present a variety of exhibits, including examples of robots from homes, industry or medicine, but also media installations, computer games and examples from film and literature. It will demonstrate how robotics is changing our lives today – and how design is changing robotics. At the same time, it broadens our view of the ethical and political issues associated with robotics today. The show features more than 150 exhibits including works by Bruce Sterling, Douglas Coupland, Joris Laarman, Carlo Ratti, Dunne & Raby, and Philip Beesley. More

Opening: 10.02.2017, 6 pm

The exhibition is realised in cooperation with MAK Vienna and Design museum Gent.

Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine

Elytra Filament Pavilion

Elytra Filament Pavilion

10.02.2017 – 14.05.2017

With the exhibition »Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine«, the Vitra Design Museum presents a major exhibition that examines the current boom in robotics. It shows the variety of forms that robotics takes today and at the same time broadens our awareness of the associated ethical, social, and political issues. Outside the museum, the »Elytra Filament Pavilion« complements this exhibition. The bionic baldachin is an impressive example of the growing influence of robotics on architecture. Its individual modules were defined by an algorithm and then produced with the help of an industrial robot, realised by a team from the University of Stuttgart. After its premiere at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, it is now on view on the Vitra Campus. More

Elytra Filament Pavilion

The Brutalist Playground

The Brutalist Playground

14.01.2017 – 30.04.2017

Gallery

Brutalist architecture is a controversial movement that originated in Britain shortly after World War II, bringing rise to expressive structures made of raw materials with an uncompromisingly rugged aesthetic. Throughout the country, preeminent architects erected large residential complexes, primarily in concrete, some of which featured unconventional play designs. For this exhibition the architectural collective Assemble (winner of the 2015 Turner Prize) and artist Simon Terrill have used archival material from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to recreate now demolished »Brutalist« playgrounds in hybrid architectural installations and walk-through sculptures for adults and children. The exhibition was originally commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). More

Opening: 13.01.2017, 6 pm

The Brutalist Playground

Dieter Rams. Modular World

Dieter Rams. Modular World

18.11.2016 – 12.03.2017

Schaudepot

Dieter Rams’s designs for Braun are legendary, while his ideas about design are more topical than ever today. Rams’s best-known furniture design is his shelving system 606, but also his seating furniture shows the diversity of his design activity. The Schaudepot exhibition shows Rams’s furniture and electrical appliances, supplemented by various documents from the archive and an interview in which Rams explains his designs and his design philosophy. It clearly shows how deeply Rams’s designs are rooted in a consistent worldview that looks for simplicity, honesty and reduction. Their timelessness makes them textbook examples of sustainable design, continuing to influence designers even today. More

Dieter Rams. Modular World

The Vitra Design Museum Collection – 1800 to the Present

The Vitra Design Museum Collection – 1800 to the Present

Schaudepot

The Schaudepot was initiated with the goal of making the constantly growing collection of the Vitra Design Museum more accessible to the public. The cornerstone for the collection was laid by the museum’s founder Rolf Fehlbaum. In the 1980s he assembled a collection of furniture, which he transferred to the Vitra Design Museum upon its founding in 1989. Ever since, the collection has been expanded by the museum’s directors Alexander von Vegesack (1989 to 2010) and Mateo Kries and Marc Zehntner (since 2011) together with Rolf Fehlbaum and now numbers among the largest of its kind.
Today the collection of the Vitra Design Museum encompasses a total of around 20 000 objects. The core is formed by the furniture holdings, with some 7000 pieces covering almost all important epochs and protagonists of design from 1800 to the present. A second focal point is the lighting collection, which contains more than 1000 objects by such designers as Gino Sarfatti, Achille Castiglioni, Serge Mouille or Ingo Maurer. Further holdings include electrical appliances, architectural models and textiles as well as objects of everyday use. The museum’s archive comprises about 100 000 units, including several significant estates, such as those of Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton and Alexander Girard. The goal of the collection is to document the past and present of the interior and foster research in a broader context. More

The Vitra Design Museum Collection – 1800 to the Present

24 STOPS. Rehberger-Weg

24 STOPS. Rehberger-Weg

The Rehberger-Weg, which is around five kilometers long, links two countries, two municipalities, two cultural institutions – and countless stories. The path runs between Weil am Rhein and Riehen, between the Fondation Beyeler and the Vitra  Campus. Guided by «24 Stops», 24 waymarkers created by the artist Tobias Rehberger, walkers can explore a uniquely diverse natural and cultural landscape. The Rehberger-Weg and its waymarkers therefore provide an opportunity to get to know both the history and stories of the surroundings and its inhabitants and to tell them again, as well as encouraging an excursion into nature.

NEW: «24 Stops» shuttle service between the Vitra Campus and the Fondation Beyeler daily at 11 am & 3 pm, starting November 19th.

Departure point on the Vitra Campus: «Bell» by Tobias Rehberger. 6 Euros per person, children free. Pay (cash/debit or credit card) on the «24 Stops» shuttle. There is no minimum number of passengers.

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24 STOPS. Rehberger-Weg