22/03/ – 14/09/2014
Due to construction works the main building is closed until 22/03!
Vernissage: 21/03/2014 at 7 pm
Konstantin Grcic is one of the most influential designers of our time. With »Konstantin Grcic – Panorama«, the Vitra Design Museum is now presenting the largest solo exhibition on Grcic and his work to date. Specifically for this exhibition, Grcic has developed several large-scale installations rendering his personal visions for life in the future – situated on the cusp between present and future, reality and fiction. Read more
Revisiting the Future
07/02 – 01/06/2014
In 1970, Danish designer Verner Panton was commissioned by Bayer AG to create »Visiona 2«, a living landscape that became known as one of the most radical future living scenarios of the 20th century. Inspired by Pop Culture and Science Fiction, »Visiona 2 « brought the societal transformation of the 1960s and 1970s into the private living sphere, instead of clear room divisions and conventional furniture, Panton applied colourful upholstery elements that projected a relaxed, informal lifestyle. More
»Wasn’t there something else yesterday?«
Interview with realities:united
In 2000, the brothers Tim Edler and Jan Edler founded realities:united, a studio for art, architecture and technology. The »masters of light« are renowned as experts for media facades, digital surfaces, lightning design in architecture. Exhibition curator Jolanthe Kugler spoke with Jan Edler about his work and his engagement with light. Read the interview.
Landscapes of light
Alongside the exhibition »Lightopia« (28.09.2013 – 09.03.2014), the Vitra Design Museum is organising a special event series to complement its regular programme. Light will be the central focus of numerous events and installations at cooperating institutions such as the House of Electronic Arts in Basel, La Filature Mulhouse and the Literaturhaus Basel. More
The Vitra Campus
Richly illustrated with some 200 images, The Vitra Campus offers an overview of Vitra architecture, its daily use, the development of the Campus, and biographies of the architects. Whether as a guide to the Campus itself or as a resource for lovers of great design and architecture worldwide, it is an interesting and inspiring account of one of the most prominent examples of contemporary industrial culture. More