During the holiday season the Vitra Design Museum shows the exhibitions »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature« (until 01.03.2015) and »Source Material« (until 08.02.2015). The Vitra Design Museum will be open daily during the Christmas holidays and over the turn of the year from 10 am – 6 pm, except on 24 December where we close at 2 pm. In the periond from 25 December to 11 January we offer an additional exhibition tour at 3 pm in German. We look forward to your visit and wish you a festive holiday season and a happy new year.
Alvar Aalto – Second Nature
27/09/2014 – 01/03/2015
Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the best known Finnish architect of his generation and a chief proponent of a human-centred modernism. The Vitra Design Museum is now opening a major retrospective exhibition on Aaltos work, which presents his oeuvre from a contemporary perspective and explores his dialogue with artists such as Jean Arp, Fernand Léger and others. Read more
A project by Jasper Morrison, Jonathan Olivares and Marco Velardi
Our material world is made up of a succession of layers; generation by generation, work by work, each new layer is informed by and created in dialogue with existing objects. The exhibition »Source Material« at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery examines the material foundation from which creative work is made today. It presents the objects, keepsakes, and references that have had a pivotal effect on the work of around 60 minds from the fields of architecture, art, cuisine, design, fashion, film, and music.Among the contributors are Thomas Demand, Konstantin Grcic, Inga Sempé, Naoto Fukasawa, Richard Sapper and many more. Read more
Plugged into the grid
By tram from Basel to the Vitra Design Museum
On 14 December 2014, the time has come: Tram line no. 8 from Basel to Weil am Rhein is starting operations! This means that the Vitra Design Museum can be reached much more conveniently on public transport. To mark the occasion, all visitors arriving to the Vitra Design Museum by tram will be granted reduced entry until 24 December 2014.
»Aalto’s buildings are viewing machines.«
Interview with Armin Linke
The buildings by Alvar Aalto testify to a profound engagement with their surroundings and the relationship between nature and architecture. Especially for the exhibition, the artist Armin Linke was commissioned to photograph and film over a dozen of Aalto’s buildings. Curator Jochen Eisenbrand spoke with Linke about his personal perspective on Aalto and the connections between interior and exterior. Read the interview
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