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

Architecture of Independence

Architecture of Independence

African Modernism
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

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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