Play Parade. An Eames Exhibition for Kids

Play Parade. An Eames Exhibition for Kids

09.09.2017 – 11.02.2018

Gallery

»Take your pleasure seriously!« This motto by Charles Eames is the starting point for the exhibition »Play Parade« in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery. It presents toys, short films and objects from the toy collection of Charles and Ray Eames in a spatial installation full of shapes and colours. The original objects are secured in display cases, but all kinds of replicas and re-editions are accessible for visitors to play with and explore. Such objects include »The Toy«, a construction set consisting of wooden dowels and colourful panels, animal masks, the famous »House of Cards«, and films that show a choreography of countless spinning tops or a happy parade of dolls and toy vehicles. The exhibition demonstrates how seriously Charles and Ray Eames regarded their work and experiments with toys, and how play can be an important source of creativity – as they proved best of all. More

Play Parade. An Eames Exhibition for Kids

Schaudepot: The Vitra Design Museum Collection

Schaudepot: The Vitra Design Museum Collection

Welcome to the history of furniture design! The Vitra Design Museum’s collection is one of the most significant design collections worldwide. It holds around 20,000 objects, including 7,000 pieces of furniture, over 1,000 lights as well as archives and estates of designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton and Alexander Girard. The Schaudepot makes this precious collection accessible to the public. Over 400 key pieces of furniture design from 1800 to the present day are on display on the ground floor of the main hall. Smaller temporary exhibitions present collectionrelated themes. Details on the items on show can be found in the digital catalogue. The basement provides a look at selected collection highlights such as the estate of Charles and Ray Eames. There you will also find the Schaudepot Lab, where you can learn more about materials, processes and prototypes. As a »transparent design museum«, the Schaudepot provides a comprehensive insight into the history of modern furniture. More

Schaudepot: The Vitra Design Museum Collection

Black Box. A Cabinet of Robotic Curiosities

Black Box. A Cabinet of Robotic Curiosities

Visitors can experience the Black Box exclusively as part of a public guided tour. Registration: info(at)design-museum.de, max. 10 participants.

The Vitra Campus has a new exhibition space: in one of the houses at the southern entrance, a Black Box has been installed which holds the collection of international toy robots belonging to Vitra Chairman Emeritus Rolf Fehlbaum. The presentation encompasses robots and figures of astronauts from the years 1937 to 1968. Many of them bear witness to the technological optimism of an age, when robotics and space travel were still largely fiction. Some of the selected objects are shown with the original packaging, which is often no less spectacular than the artefacts themselves. A number of the robots are seen in motion on video screens, while others are exhibited on turntable displays. The staging of the objects draws the viewer into a dark, minimalist dream world. The exhibition was conceived in collaboration with Fifo Stricker, Rolf Fehlbaum’s friend and fellow collector. Dieter Thiel designed the architecture of the Black Box, and the scenography was developed together with French designer Ronan Bouroullec. More

Black Box. A Cabinet of Robotic Curiosities

Ettore Sottsass – Rebel and Poet

Ettore Sottsass – Rebel and Poet

14.07.2017 – 24.09.2017

Schaudepot

This year he would have celebrated his 100th birthday: the Austro-Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007), one of the most influential and unconventional figures in twentieth-century design. He gained renown with his designs for the office equipment manufacturer Olivetti, for his poetic, minimalist sculptural objects, and as the leading figure of the Memphis design collective in the 1980s. Over the course of his long career, Sottsass moved between disciplines, leaving behind a fascinating oeuvre that is represented by many objects in the collection of the Vitra Design Museum. The Vitra Schaudepot exhibition presents an overview of approximately 30 of his furniture designs, consumer products, photographs and writings. It pays tribute to an extraordinary designer who did not regard form and function as constraints, but rather viewed design as an opportunity to explore the nature of human existence. More

Opening: 13.07.2017, 6:30 pm

Ettore Sottsass – Rebel and Poet

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