Making Africa

Making Africa

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

Expand Design Ltd

Expand Design Ltd

Intuition as Method / TALK (EN)
23 April 2015, 6 pm, Vitra Design Museum

The Expand Design Ltd label was founded in London in 2008 by Nigerian Ifeanyi Oganwu and rapidly gained international acclaim for its futuristic furniture. In his talk, Oganwu offers insights into the complex high-tech manufacturing methods of his designs and explains how he develops their formal language. With its six CNC-milled aluminium panels, for instance, the chair »Splice« represents the outcome of a multi-year research and development process. Free admission

All about »Making Africa«

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

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

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

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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

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