The Bauhaus #itsalldesign
26.09.2015 – 28.02.2016
With the major exhibition »The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« the Vitra Design Museum presents a comprehensive overview of design at the Bauhaus for the first time. The exhibition encompasses a multiplicity of rare, in some cases neverbefore-seen exhibits from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography. At the same time, it confronts the design of the Bauhaus with current debates and tendencies in design and with the works of contemporary designers, artists and architects. Read more
Thomas Lommée – Open Design!
Thursday, 26 November 2015, 6 pm, Vitra Design Museum
Thomas Lommée’s »OpenStructures« is based on a modular grid and an Internet platform where anyone can publish his or her designs based on this system – from a water purifier to a cargo bike. Lommée’s goal is to enable everyone to participate in the design of our environment – a utopia he revitalizes by means of the digital age. Free admission
Special: Exhibition Tour & Dinner
3 December 2015, 6 pm, Vitra Design Museum
In December, you can look forward to an exclusive combination of design and gastronomy: Experience the exhibition »The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« with a guided tour followed by a tantalizing dinner in the style of the Roaring Twenties! € 52.00 per person, incl. set menu, registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design with History – Images of History in Practice and Theory
Friday, 27 November, 1 pm, to Saturday, 28 November 2015, 1 pm, Vitra Design Museum
The Design History Society (Gesellschaft für Designgeschichte – GfDg), founded in 2008, has sought to promote the history of design as its own independent discipline and to encourage public discussions of design history. During the conference, international scholars present contemporary and historical case studies and focus in their talks on methods and theories of design history. Participation by registration only (until 09.11.2015). More information and registration: www.gfdg.org, conference fee per person: € 100.00 (€ 60.00 for members)
Forum for an attitude
16.10.2015 – 14.02.2016
What is the ambition of designers today? Why did they become designers? What kind of social influence do they hope to achieve? What image of design is conveyed to society? And how can an attitude be expressed in design? The exhibition »Forum for an Attitude« considers these questions and presents positions on the topic. Read more
Experience the Bauhaus!
A video tour with exhibition curator Jolanthe Kugler
»The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« reveals the surprising present-day relevance of a legendary cultural institution. Accompany Jolanthe Kugler on a tour through the exhibition and meet some of its key protagonists. Watch the video here.
»A birthplace of the modern world«
An interview with Lord Norman Foster
The Bauhaus continues to be an inspiration to designers and architects around the world. Exhibition curator Jolanthe Kugler spoke to one today’s most celebrated architects, Lord Norman Foster, about his personal relationship to the Bauhaus idea, about architectural visions and the possibility of constructing entire buildings with 3D printers. Read the interview!
The Miniatures Collection presents the most important classics in modern furniture history »en miniature«. Construction, materials and colours correspond perfectly with the historical originals from the Vitra Design Museum. This faithfulness to the details makes the miniatures worldwide unique. Find more in our Online Shop