From 23 February to 11 August 2013 the Vitra Design Museum presents the first retrospective on the legendary American architect Louis Kahn in over two decades. The exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs and films. Read more
through »Louis Kahn – The Power of Architecture«
Join the curator Jochen Eisenbrand on a tour through the exhibition »Louis Kahn – The Power of Architecture«. Video
01/02/2013 – 26/05/2013
From the 1 February 2013 an exhibition of the German artist Thomas Florschuetz is shown at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery. It presents large-format photographs of buildings by Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia, Neues Museum restored by David Chipperfield and the Palast der Republik in Berlin. More
Become a member of Design Circle, the Vitra Design Museum’s friends association! It gives you the opportunity to participate in the work of the museum, to support its cultural activities and to benefit from a lot of membership advantages. More
»It is about being human.«
Texts, interviews and videos from the Vitra Design Museum
Alejandro Aravena (born 1967) runs his own architectural office in Santiago de Chile. As executive director of the company Elemental, he has been engaged in social building projects. In conjunction with the exhibition »Louis Kahn – The Power of Architecture«, we spoke with Aravena about Kahn’s work and his relevance for contemporary architecture. Read the interview.
do you read me?!
Satellite Store at the Vitra Design Museum
Since its opening in 2008,the Berlin-based shop do you read me?! creates an international sensation with its offerings of exceptional magazines and books. A selection of interesting titles on architecture and design can now also be found at the Vitra Design Museum, complemented by special publications relating to the current exhibition. Publications can be purchased at the reception.
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