Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard

A Designer's Universe (12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017)

Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was one of the most influential textile artists and interior designers of the twentieth century. This major retrospective of Girard’s oeuvre draws on the Vitra Design Museum’s holdings from his private estate and presents furniture, textiles and sculptures as well as numerous sketches, drawings and collages never shown before. More

Objection!

Objection!

Protest by Design
26.02.2016 – 29.05.2016

When spontaneous student protests erupted in Hong Kong on 28 September 2014 as a reaction to proposed changes in the electoral process, the global media was rife with images not only of the protesters themselves, but also the myriad informal structures and designs they had created. The exhibition presents this act of civil disobedience through the objects that were spawned by the movement, illustrating that design not only shapes and defines products, but can function as an agent of change in politics, communication and social innovation. More

The Schaudepot is coming!

The Schaudepot is coming!

Opening on 3 June 2016, 7 pm

The Vitra Design Museum will open a new building: the Vitra Schaudepot by Herzog & de Meuron. Inside the Schaudepot, the Museum will permanently present its unique collection to the public - with key pieces from 1800 to today. Welcome to the history of furniture design! More

New Workshop

New Workshop

Print! Designing a Textile

Due to his meticulous planning, Alexander Girard's fabric patterns radiate a calmness and balance despite the vivid colours used. After a short introduction to Girard ́s textiles in the exhibition »Alexander Girard. A Designer ́s Universe« participants design their own motifs for printing in this afternoon-long workshop. Using various textile printing methods, including thermal screen printing, participants create their own fabric prints for pillowcases, table cloths, cloth napkins and other home textiles. More Information

Online Shop

Online Shop

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

Kinderferienprogramm

Kinderferienprogramm

1. – 12. August 2016

In Tages- oder Wochenworkshops experimentieren die Kinder spielerisch mit Formen, Materialien und Farben und erkunden kreative Lebensformen. Wir entwerfen wie der amerikanische Designer Alexander Girard unser eigenes Fantasieland, bauen Stühle, wie wir sie im Schaudepot sehen und lernen einander bei Spiel und Spaß besser kennen. Mehr

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Exhibitions worldwide

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