27/09/2014 – 01/03/2015
The main museum building is currently closed due to construction works. It will reopen on 27/09/2014!
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
Álvaro Siza – The Alhambra Project
13.06.2014 – 12.10.2014
The Alhambra palace complex in the southern Spanish city of Granada is one of the most eminent monuments of Moorish culture and officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The exhibition »Álvaro Siza – The Alhambra Project« in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery is now presenting the design scheme by renowned architect Álvaro Siza for the new Alhambra visitor centre. The design was produced in col-laboration with the Spanish architect Juan Domingo Santos and emerged as the winner of an international competition in 2010. More
»The Notion of Industrial Design has changed...«
Opening Talk with Konstantin Grcic
In conjunction with the opening, Konstantin Grcic talked about his work and the exhibition with Mateo Kries, Director of the Vitra Design Museum. Topics of discussion include work processes, societal transformations and creative utopias that could shape the design of tomorrow. Video
through the exhibition »Konstantin Grcic – Panorama«
Specifically for this exhibition, Grcic has developed several large-scale installations rendering his personal visions for life in the future: a home interior, a design studio and an urban environment. Accompany Konstantin Grcic und Mateo Kries on a virtual tour through the exhibition »Konstantin Grcic – Panorama«.
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