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
Vitra Design Museum goes Milan: Thinkers and innovators talk future
15 April 2015, 2 pm – 6 pm, Palazzo Clerici, Milano
Under the theme The Global Shift – Who shapes the future of design? guests discuss and identify new perspectives and approaches in addressing today’s challenges. Speakers include the South African industrial design professor Mugendi M’Rhitaa, innovation pioneer Anil Gupta from India, the British architect and serial co-founder of social ventures Indy Johar, designers Mario Minale and Thibaut Brevet …Find out more.
Architecture of Independence
20/02/2015 – 31/05/2015
When many countries in Central and Sub-Saharan Africa gained their independence in the 1960s, experimental and futuristic architecture became a principal means by which the young nations expressed their national identities. The exhibition in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery is one of the first presentations of this remarkable period of more recent architectural history. This exhibition was researched and curated by architect and author Manuel Herz, with a substantial contribution by photographer Iwan Baan. More
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
Become a member of Design Circle, the Vitra Design Museum’s friends association! It gives you the opportunity to participate in the work of the museum, to support its cultural activities and to benefit from a lot of membership advantages. More
do you read me?!
Satellite Store at the Vitra Design Museum
Since its opening in 2008,the Berlin-based shop do you read me?! creates an international sensation with its offerings of exceptional magazines and books. A selection of interesting titles on architecture and design can now also be found at the Vitra Design Museum, complemented by special publications relating to the current exhibition. Publications can be purchased at the reception.