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 Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007) was one of the most influential yet unconventional personalities in 20th-century design. He gained renown with products such as the legendary »Valentine« typewriter (1969) for Olivetti, and as head of the creative collective Memphis, whose work revolutionized the realm of design in the 1980s. This exhibition highlights the multifaceted talents and activities of a great designer who did not view form and function as constraints, but rather as an opportunity to pose existential questions and explore the fundamental nature of human existence.

Opening: 13.07.2017, 6 pm

Ettore Sottsass. Rebel and Poet

An Eames Celebration

An Eames Celebration

30.09.2017 – 25.02.2018

Museum, Gallery, Schaudepot, Fire Station

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century. They designed innovative furniture and other industrial products, films, books, exhibitions, multi-media installations, interiors and much more. »An Eames Celebration« will present a series of exhibitions and events, that will be the largest exploration of the Eames’s work that has ever been shown in a museum, coinciding with Charles Eames’ 110th birthday. The estate of Charles & Ray Eames – which has been in the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum since 1988 – will be made accessible to the public. The main exhibition »The World of Charles & Ray Eames« in the Gehry building will be at the centre of this Eames season. Conceived as an exhaustive retrospective, it shows the many facets of Charles and Ray Eames’s work and comprises objects from collections all over the world.

Opening: 29.09.2017, 6 pm

The exhibition »The World of Charles & Ray Eames« is curated and organized by Barbican Centre, London, in collaboration with Eames Office and supported by Terra Foundation.

An Eames Celebration