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

Talk: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu – Collage Architecture

Talk: architecten de vylder vinck taillieu – Collage Architecture

29 January 2015, 6 pm, Vitra Design Museum

Interpreting proportions and combining materials in new and unique ways: Flemish architects Jan de Vylder, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu have attracted international attention for their work. With new building projects as well as conversions of existing structures, they adeptly play with traditional architectural elements. The architects demonstrate how they continuously reinvent the codes of classical and regional architecture. The event will be held in English. Free admission

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

through the exhibition »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature«

With »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature«, the Vitra Design Museum is now presenting a major retrospective exhibition on this legendary architect and reveals many new aspects of his oeuvre. Accompany our director Mateo Kries and the exhibition curator Jochen Eisenbrand on a virtual tour.

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»Aalto’s buildings are viewing machines.«

»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

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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

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