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
All about »Making Africa«
artists, work, background information
The website of the exhibition, www.makingafrika.net, is an information and inspiration portal providing details on the artists and their works, videos and glimpses behind the scene. Curious? Go ahead...
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