A Continent of Contemporary Design
14/03/2015 – 13/09/2015
Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century. More
Off to Africa!
Video tour through the exhibition »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design«
The exhibition sheds new light on contemporary African design and features a plethora of work across a wide variety of media, such as the eyewear sculptures by Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru, the furniture of Cheick Diallo from Mali and the photography of Mozambican Mário Macilau and Nigerian J.D. Accompany our curator Amelie Klein on a journey through the exhibition to experience the world of African design.
Maker Library Network
12/06/2015 – 04/10/2015
The exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery showcases a project by the same name that aims at connecting maker culture globally. It currently comprises twelve Maker Libraries in cities such as London, Cape Town and Berlin. Each Maker Library combines three elements - a workplace, a gallery and a library. At the same time, it is a Maker Library in itself, where international designers and makers beckon the visitor to participate in a lively programme of events. More
All about »Making Africa«
artists, work, background information
The website of the exhibition, www.makingafrika.net, is an information and inspiration portal providing details on the artists and their works, videos and glimpses behind the scene. Curious? Go ahead...
Miniatures Collection and much more
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