ECAL Graphic Design. Type, Print, Digital, Stories

ECAL Graphic Design. Type, Print, Digital, Stories

22.10.2016 – 08.01.2017

Gallery

The ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne has long been recognised as a world reference in terms of graphic design. Be it designing books, catalogues, magazines or posters, typography or digital projects, ECAL students are able to embrace all facets of the discipline. This success is largely based on a unique framework of workshops allowing students to learn directly from leading Swiss or international graphic designers such as Ludovic Balland, Bibliothèque, Mirko Borsche, Veronica Ditting and NORM. The exhibition and accompanying book »ECAL Graphic Design« retrace five years of projects that emerged mainly from within the Bachelor Graphic Design and Master Art Direction courses. More

ECAL Graphic Design. Type, Print, Digital, Stories

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

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Rêveries Urbaines

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Rêveries Urbaines

08.10.2016 – 22.01.2017

Fire Station

Following their exhibition »Album« in 2012, internationally renowned designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec return to the Vitra Campus in October 2016. The exhibition »Rêveries Urbaines« at the Zaha Hadid Fire Station presents concepts for urban development, and is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings. Like a large open sketchbook, the proposed solutions are presented as a gentle walk through models and animations. The exhibition is designed to be immersive and to bear the visitor away into different scenarios, with each model showcased as a chapter in an urban fiction. More

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Rêveries Urbaines

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

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe

12.03.2016 – 22.01.2017

Museum

Alexander Girard (1907– 1993) was one of the most important modern textile artists and interior designers of the twentieth century. He worked closely with such designers as Charles Eames and George Nelson and combined Pop Art and Folk Art influences to create a colourfully opulent aesthetic language whose impact continues to be felt today. Girard’s most well-known interiors include the Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana (1953, architect: Eero Saarinen), his own home in Santa Fe (from 1953) and the restaurants La Fonda Del Sol (1960) and L’Etoile (1966) in New York. In 1965, Girard conceived the entire corporate design for Braniff International Airways, from plane tickets and other printed matter to the lounges and even the airplanes themselves. Over the course of his life, the American designer with Italian roots collected more than 100,000 folk art objects from all over the world, which he regarded as a source of inspiration for his own work but which also served as the basis for spectacular exhibition installations. The first comprehensive retrospective of Girard’s oeuvre in Europe is able to draw on the Vitra Design Museum’s holdings from his private estate, which are being subjected to scholarly documentation and review for the first time in the context of the exhibition. More

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe