Alvar Aalto – Second Nature

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

Source Material

Source Material

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

»Aaltos Gebäude sind Blickmaschinen.«

»Aaltos Gebäude sind Blickmaschinen.«

Interview mit Armin Linke

Die Ausstellung »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature« wirft einen neuen und aktuellen Blick auf den finnischen Architekten und Designer. Eigens für die Ausstellung wurde der Künstler Armin Linke (* 1966) beauftragt, mehr als ein Dutzend Aalto-Bauten neu zu fotografieren und zu filmen. Kurator Jochen Eisenbrand sprach mit Linke über seine persönliche Sicht auf Aalto, die Verbindung von innen und außen, die Rolle der Materialien und warum Linke Aaltos Bauten als »Blickmaschinen« oder »Erfahrungsgebäude. Zum Interview

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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

Treasures of design history

Treasures of design history

Collections and archives at the Vitra Design Museum

The Vitra Design Museum holds the estates of designers like Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Verner Panton and Alexander Girard. Discover the biographies and key works of designers who have shaped the culture of the twentieth century. More details

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