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
04.06.2016 – 13.11.2016Schaudepot
01.10.2016 – 17.01.2017Kunsthal RotterdamNetherlands
12.10.2016 – 05.11.2016Designxport, HamburgGermany
14.10.2016 – 07.01.2017Tel Aviv Museum of ArtIsrael
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.
Vitra Design Museum Gallery
The Austrian-born Erwin Wurm is a leading figure in contemporary art. His exaggerations of everyday objects such as cars, fashion and furniture capture our attention with a humour and wit that only at second glance reveals the profound emotional and cultural significance of these things. The manipulation of images so omnipresent in the electronic media suddenly takes form in real space with Wurm’s ambiguous objects. The delight in the persiflage quickly shifts to an awareness of the compulsive inevitability with which we define ourselves and others through symbolically laden possessions.For this special presentation at the Vitra Design Museum, Erwin Wurm and the curator of the Pop Art Design exhibition identified a selection of exemplary works which show house and home as representatives of personal history, condition and identification. At the same time, these question the autonomy of the building as an artefact. Similarities with the surrounding structures by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid or Herzog & de Meuron prove to be more than mere coincidence, emphasising the importance which architecture holds today in the age of icons as art for everyday life.With Drowsy, an example from Wurm’s latest series of works in which models of houses were deformed by way of physical force, the artist links surrealist methods with Actionism and happenings. Wallpaper designed especially for this exhibition shows house and home as a psychogram and depicts Wurm’s current position on this theme in a larger context. The dialogue between museum and applied art explored by the Pop Art Design exhibitionis thus traced up to the present with these works. Typical Pop themes such as the loss of hierarchies, the distortion of dimensions and the interpenetration of art and everyday life reappear here as symptoms of a state of being that has now become the norm with profound contemporary relevance. The tone struck by Erwin Wurm resonates with an incisive freshness reminiscent of Claes Oldenburg’s monumentalised consumer goods in their day at the peak of Pop Art.