Maker Library Network

Maker Library Network

12.06.2015 – 30.08.2015

Vitra Design Museum Gallery

The Maker Library Network is a worldwide association of designers and studios that have embraced maker culture to share their practices, processes and products. Each Maker Library is a combination of three elements: a workplace, a library and a gallery. The library element reflects the theoretical interests and happenings within the workspace. The gallery serves the studios and local community, as well as visitors to the online platform. The exhibition curated by Daniel Charny explains the underlying concept of the global network, and is itself a Maker Library. Projects and objects created across the network are presented together for the first time, inviting visitors to read, observe and participate in the process of making.

Maker Library Network

Bauhaus : Design

Bauhaus : Design

26.09.2015 – 28.02.2016

Vitra Design Museum

The Bauhaus is one of the most influential cultural institutions of the 20th century, a place where the leading tendencies of the European avant-garde converged and melded as if in a crucible. Stylized into a myth, the Bauhaus also came to epitomize the modern design cliché: geometric, industrial, cool. For the first time ever, this major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum provides a comprehensive overview of the Bauhaus concept of design. The show presents a multiplicity of rare, in some cases never-before-seen exhibits from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography, but also documents the underlying developmental processes and societal models. At the same time, it confronts the Bauhaus idea with current developments in design, such as the digital revolution, as well as with works by numerous contemporary designers and artists. Viewed from this present-day perspective, the Bauhaus reveals an array of new facets with surprising contemporary relevance. Featured designers and artists include Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Ronan & E rwan Bouroullec, Lyonel Feininger, Joseph Grima, Walter Gropius, Enzo Mari, Olaf Nicolai, Open Desk, Adrian Sauer, Oskar Schlemmer and many more.

 Bauhaus : Design