17.03. – 09.07.2017
Outdoor installation in the context of the exhibition »Hello, Robot.«
14.01. – 30.04.2017
Together! The New Architecture of the Collective
Opening: 2 June 2017, 6 pm
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Sun, 30.04.2017
1:00 pm
Highlights aus der Sammlung / FÜHRUNG (DE)
Sun, 30.04.2017
1:00 pm
Architekturführung (EN)
Sun, 30.04.2017
1:30 pm
Architekturführung (DE)

Coming soon

Sun, 30.04.2017
14:00 Uhr
Black Box. A Cabinet of Robotic Curiosities / GUIDED TOUR (DE)
Sun, 30.04.2017
14:30 Uhr
Schaudepot – Materials Detective / CHILDREN’S TOUR (DE)
Mon, 01.05.2017
11:30 Uhr
Exhibition Tour »Hello, Robot.« (DE)

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Special guided tour

Catch a glimpse behind the scenes of museum work and find out what lies behind the exhibitions of the Vitra Design Museum in this hour-long tour. Join a curator, restorer or director as they show you their place of work as well as the conservation workshop.

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Architecture Tours

»Since the Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart in 1927, there has not been a gathering in a single place of a group of buildings designed by the most distinguished architects in the Western world.« Philip Johnson, architectural critic

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Discover the unique collection of the Vitra Design Museum! It contains some 7000 pieces of furniture, a vast assemblage of lighting objects and numerous archives, as well as the estates of such designers as Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton and Alexander Girard.

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The Rehberger-Weg, which is around five kilometers long, links two countries, two municipalities, two cultural institutions – and countless stories. The path runs between Weil am Rhein and Riehen, between the Fondation Beyeler and the Vitra Campus. Guided by «24 Stops», 24 waymarkers created by the artist Tobias Rehberger, walkers can explore a uniquely diverse natural and cultural landscape.

NEW: shuttle service between the Vitra Campus and the Fondation Beyeler

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I have no favourite material; anything can be used to create beauty if handled well.

Alexander Girard

Many Designers like collecting objects to create their own visual library.

Raw Edges

A problem of the modernity is that it will solve and it will make easier. I think it’s not about solving, but about developing a culture of being. And then the problems will also shift.

Jurgen Bey

I want to understand how design is connected to life.

Konstantin Grcic

Form must have a content, and that content must be linked with nature.

Alvar Aalto

Design is the appropriate combination of materials in order to solve a problem.

Charles Eames

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As part of the research for »Hello, Robot.«, curator Thomas Geisler asked Fiona Raby and Anthony Dunne about their take on the relationship between humans and technology.

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The architects of the new Schaudepot, Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron, spoke to director Mateo Kries and Rolf Fehlbaum, Chairman Emeritus of Vitra.

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The products and installations created by the design studio Raw Edges are characterised by their playful use of colours and patterns. Raw Edges have made a name for themselves through their work for companies such as Kvadrat, Moroso and Louis Vuitton. They also set in scene »Alexander Girard« for the Vitra Design Museum. Shay Alkalay, one of the partners at Raw Edges alongside Yael Mer, spoke to chief curator Jochen Eisenbrand about the actuality of Girard's work.

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Backgrounds

The Online Collection includes detailed information about selected objects from the collection and will be expanded continuously in the coming years. Here you won’t just find extensive details about each object, but also explanatory text and image materials, biographies of the most important designers as well as texts on the history of significant furniture manufacturers.

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