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 +firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily 10 am – 6 pm,24 December 10 am – 2 pm. The museum is open on Sundays and on all public holiday.
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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 Scenes13.01.2017 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.
To mark the 2014 anniversary year, the Vitra Design Museum welcomes you to an Open Day and offers an exclusive look behind the scenes with guided tours, lectures and workshops. Since its founding in 1989, the Museum has been dedicated to the presentation and research of design. With its exhibitions, publications and co-operations with international institutions, it has become one of the world’s leading design museums. The Vitra Design Museum presents the exhibition »Konstantin Grcic – Panorama« while the Vitra Design Museum Gallery shows a walk-in reconstruction of Verner Panton’s legendary interior landscape »Visiona« (1970). We are happy to welcome you!
Guided tour of the current exhibition: »Konstantin Grcic – Panorama« 1 pmMeeting point: Vitra Design Museum, max. 20 personsTickets: available 30 min. prior to event, InfoPoint MuseumDuration: 30 min.
»Konstantin Grcic – Panorama« is the largest exhibition to date of works by Grcic, one of the most influential designers of our time. In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of his oeuvre, the exhibition offers insights into the conceptual world of Grcic – encompassing the topics that occupy the designer’s attention on a daily basis as well as his visions for the future. The guided tour elucidates the concepts underlying the various installations and objects on display.
Highlights of the Vitra Campus: Architectural tour – buildings by Frank Gehry11:45 am Meeting point: Vitra Design Museum, max. 30 personsTickets: available 30 min. prior to event, InfoPoint MuseumDuration: 30 min.
With his museum building on the Vitra Campus, which opened in 1989, and the factory hall located behind it, the architect Frank Gehry – who had already established a reputation in his home of California – put his signature on his first works of architecture in Europe. This half-hour tour discusses specific aspects of Gehry’s buildings on the Vitra Campus, places them in the context of the famous architect’s oeuvre, and tells the story of the Vitra Design Museum.
Highlights of the Vitra Campus: Architectural tour – the production building by SANAA 3:15 pmMeeting point: Vitra Design Museum, max. 30 personsTickets: available 30 min. prior to event, InfoPoint MuseumDuration: 30 min.
The round, shimmering white production hall designed by the Japanese architectural duo SANAA has been part of the Vitra Campus since 2012. In this half-hour tour, participants learn about the architectural design and conceptual development of this structure, whose shape, size and lighting conditions enable innovative approaches to logistics and production.
Highlights of the Vitra Campus: Architectural tour – the conference pavilion by Tadao Ando 2:30 pmMeeting point: Vitra Design Museum, max. 30 personsTickets: available 30 min. prior to event, InfoPoint MuseumDuration: 30 min.
Erected in 1993, the conference pavilion was Tadao Ando’s first project outside of Japan. During the tour, visitors will learn more about the work of this architect, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1995. The tour also provides an opportunity to discover special aspects of his architecture and to personally experience the unique spatial quality of the building.
Everyday Visions: The work of the museum’s directors3 pmVitraHaus Lounge (no registration required)Duration: 45 min.
From 1989 to 2010 the Vitra Design Museum was led by its founding director Alexander von Vegesack. Since 2011 it has been under a new directorship headed by Mateo Kries and Marc Zehntner. In their presentation both directors give insight into the strategies and ideas necessary to maintain the position of the Vitra Design Museum among the world’s leading design museums. They will talk about visions as well as the daily routine in a museum.
Design workshop for children ages 6 and older: My dream house: Pop-up cards10 am – 5:30 pmDome (no registration required)Duration: 20 to 60 min.
»What does your dream house look like? How do you want to live in the future? « The child architects in this workshop will create pop-up cards with their own visionary ideas for home living. Since the number of participants is limited to 30 per group, short waiting periods may occur.
Hands-on activity: Buttons of my dream interior10 am – 5:30 pmFire Station (no registration required)Duration: 10 to 15 min.»Show me your furniture and I’ll tell you who you are!« This join-in activity for young and old invites participants to apply pictures of their favourite furnishings from the collection of the Vitra Design Museum to pin-on buttons. With these, they can display their vision of an ideal living space on their clothing – while simultaneously immersing themselves in the history of furniture design.