Guided architectural tours: Daily at 12 pm and 2 pm in English and at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm in German

(DE) Events in German

May 2016

Exhibitions

26.02.2016 – 29.05.2016

Objection!

Protest by Design

Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Weil am Rhein

Details

12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Details

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Sat, 28.05.2016

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Open Design – The ZipStitch Chair / WORKSHOP (DE)

Details

Sun, 29.05.2016

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

The World of Alexander Girard / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

In his youth, the designer Alexander Girard invented an entire world for which he designed maps, stamps, money and secret languages. After the tour, you have a chance to design a flag for your own imaginary country and paint or print it on real fabric. Just let your imagination roam free! For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

June 2016

Exhibitions

12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Details

10.06.2016 – 09.10.2016

BLESS N° 56 Worker’s Delight

Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Weil am Rhein

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Fri, 03.06.2016

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

The Schaudepot – A New Design Venue / OPENING TALK (DE)

The new Schaudepot, built by the architects Herzog & de Meuron, is a permanent and publically accessible home for a large part of the Vitra Design Museum’s furniture collection. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron will talk about the new building as well as about collecting and exhibiting design together with Rolf Fehlbaum, Chairman Emeritus of Vitra. Free admission, registration: events@design-museum.de

Fri, 10.06.2016

6:00 pm

Vitra Design Museum Gallery

BLESS N° 56 Worker’s Delight / OPENING

The designer duo Desiree Heiss und Ines Kaag have been collaborating on transdisciplinary projects under the Bless label since 1997. Their objects and products mix art and design, fashion and architecture, and business and social practice. For the project »Workout« they will transform the Vitra Design Museum Gallery into an experimental space that actively confronts visitors with their digital works environment. Bless’s creations are a humorous and original take on how keep fit while at work, which may even change our ideas about how we work in the future.

Sat, 11.06.2016

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

3D-Printing / WORKSHOP (DE)

Details

The event will be held in German.
115.00 € per person, registration at info(at)design-museum.de

Sun, 12.06.2016

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

My Favourite Chair – Discover the Schaudepot / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

The Vitra Design Museum owns a huge collection of furniture, chairs and light fixtures. You’ll find out where the chairs came from, who designed them, and how they were made. There’ll be some puzzles to solve too. After that you will build your own miniature chairs. For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

Sat, 18.06.2016

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

ReDesign it! / WORKSHOP (DE)

Details

Sat, 25.06.2016

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

PappDesign – Furniture out of Cardboard / WORKSHOP (DE)

Details

€ 85.00 per person, registration at info(at)design-museum.de

Sun, 26.06.2016

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

The World of Alexander Girard / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

In his youth, the designer Alexander Girard invented an entire world for which he designed maps, stamps, money and secret languages. After the tour, you have a chance to design a flag for your own imaginary country and paint or print it on real fabric. Just let your imagination roam free! For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

Thu, 30.06.2016

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Designmuseum 2.0 – The Renaissance of Collections / TALK (DE)

In June 2016, the Vitra Design Museum will open the Schaudepot for the presentation and study of its collection. A number of other leading design museums are also renewing their focus on their collections as a basis for their own work, but also as a vehicle for presenting and elucidating the history and future of design. Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director of the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts in Vienna, have been highly successful in attracting millions of visitors to their outstanding international collections. Together with the Director of the Vitra Design Museum, Mateo Kries, they will discuss how their collections are helping them to reinvent the design museum for the twenty-first century. Free admission

July 2016

Exhibitions

12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Details

10.06.2016 – 09.10.2016

BLESS N° 56 Worker’s Delight

Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Weil am Rhein

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Sat, 02.07.2016

1:00 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Print! Designing a Textile / WORKSHOP (DE)

Details

Alexander Girard (1907 – 1993) was one of the most important  textile artists of the 20th century. During his time working for  Herman Miller, Girard designed over 300 textiles. Due to his  meticulous planning, his 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.

Thu, 07.07.2016

6:00 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Bless – Work as Workout / SPECIAL (DE)

Details

The unorthodox designs for everyday objects conceived by Bless designers Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag have caused an international sensation. Their approach is to analyse the characteristics of everyday objects and turn them into striking works of art with a practical appeal. The duo first attracted public attention in 1997 with a wig made out of fur. At this experimental evening event Bless will invite the audience to re-examine their working habits. Participants will also be able to try working out in front of the computer as a way of showing how permanent movement can help us stay fit and healthy while at work. Free admission

Sun, 10.07.2016

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

My Favourite Chair – Discover the Schaudepot / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

The Vitra Design Museum owns a huge collection of furniture, chairs and light fixtures. You’ll find out where the chairs came from, who designed them, and how they were made. There’ll be some puzzles to solve too. After that you will build your own miniature chairs. For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

Thu, 14.07.2016

6:00 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Beatriz Colomina – Architecture as Mass Media / TALK (EN)

Details

Beatriz Colomina is an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist. In 2016, she will curate the International Architecture Biennal in Istanbul alongside Mark Wigley. In her lecture, Colomina shows how media and press have revolutionised modern architecture – and vice versa. In doing so she contributes crucial information to the understanding of our current surroundings, in which architecture, represented through media, is omnipresent and the borders between private and public space become blurred. Free admission

Wed, 20.07.2016

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe / WEDNESDAY MATINEE (DE)

The curator Jochen Eisenbrand will guide visitors through the exhibition devoted to Alexander Girard and discuss his research as well as the exhibition’s »making-of«. € 10.00 per person

Sun, 24.07.2016

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

The World of Alexander Girard / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

In his youth, the designer Alexander Girard invented an entire world for which he designed maps, stamps, money and secret languages. After the tour, you have a chance to design a flag for your own imaginary country and paint or print it on real fabric. Just let your imagination roam free! For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

August 2016

Exhibitions

12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Details

10.06.2016 – 09.10.2016

BLESS N° 56 Worker’s Delight

Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Weil am Rhein

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Sun, 07.08.2016

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

My Favourite Chair – Discover the Schaudepot / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

The Vitra Design Museum owns a huge collection of furniture, chairs and light fixtures. You’ll find out where the chairs came from, who designed them, and how they were made. There’ll be some puzzles to solve too. After that you will build your own miniature chairs. For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

Thu, 18.08.2016

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

Radical Design! / SPECIAL GUIDED TOUR (DE)

»Radical Design«, the Italian movement of the 1960s and 1970s that broke away from the doctrine of functionalism and conventions of good taste. The curator will guide visitors through the exhibition and explain the background and design principles behind selected objects. € 7.00 per person, plus admission to the Schaudepot

Sun, 21.08.2016

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

The World of Alexander Girard / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

In his youth, the designer Alexander Girard invented an entire world for which he designed maps, stamps, money and secret languages. After the tour, you have a chance to design a flag for your own imaginary country and paint or print it on real fabric. Just let your imagination roam free! For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

September 2016

Exhibitions

12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Details

10.06.2016 – 09.10.2016

BLESS N° 56 Worker’s Delight

Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Weil am Rhein

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Thu, 01.09.2016

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Mario Bellini – Project as a Cultural Act / TALK (EN)

The Italian design legend Mario Bellini ranks among those responsible for revolutionising and redefining our ideas about design in the 1960s and 1970s. He began his career as consultant designer for Olivetti and Cassina in 1963. For Cassina, he designed the armchairs »Teneride« and »Cab«, the latter was sold over a million times world-wide. Both designs became icons of our times. He continues to direct a Milan-based major design and architecture studio to this day. In anticipation of his retrospective at the Milan Triennale in October 2016, Bellini will introduce his work – tracing it from the beginnings in the 1960s right up to the present day. Free admission

Sat, 03.09.2016

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

PappDesign – Furniture out of Cardboard / WORKSHOP (DE)

Details

€ 85.00 per person, registration at info(at)design-museum.de

Sun, 04.09.2016

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

My Favourite Chair – Discover the Schaudepot / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

The Vitra Design Museum owns a huge collection of furniture, chairs and light fixtures. You’ll find out where the chairs came from, who designed them, and how they were made. There’ll be some puzzles to solve too. After that you will build your own miniature chairs. For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

Sun, 11.09.2016

10:00 am

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Family day / SPECIAL (DE/EN/FR)

Come and explore the Vitra Design Museum together with your family. Participate in the numerous activities and workshops at the museum, the Schaudepot and all over the campus. More information at www.design-museum.de/familyday

Sat, 17.09.2016

1:00 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Print! Designing a Textile / WORKSHOP (DE)

Details

Alexander Girard (1907 – 1993) was one of the most important  textile artists of the 20th century. During his time working for  Herman Miller, Girard designed over 300 textiles. Due to his  meticulous planning, his 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.

Sun, 18.09.2016

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

Materials: Future and Decay – A Conservator’s Tour / WEDNESDAY MATINEE (DE)

From the beginnings of industrial furniture design in the nineteenth century to the present: the Head of Collections Susanne Graner will talk about selected pieces and the challenges that conservators face today. € 10.00 per person

 

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

The World of Alexander Girard / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

In his youth, the designer Alexander Girard invented an entire world for which he designed maps, stamps, money and secret languages. After the tour, you have a chance to design a flag for your own imaginary country and paint or print it on real fabric. Just let your imagination roam free! For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

Thu, 22.09.2016

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Jonathan Olivares – Designer-Collectors! / TALK (EN)

Many designers are themselves passionate collectors. These collections not only serve as important sources of inspiration but also document their view of the world, their investigations of everyday life, and their aesthetic preferences. Alexander Girard is no exception, having collected more than 100,000 objects of folk art from all over the world. Jonathan Olivares, himself a successful industrial designer and author, will discuss the importance of collecting for designers, using a number of contemporary examples in addition to Girard. Free admission

Sat, 24.09.2016

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Red-Blue Chair – Build it Yourself! / WORKSHOP (DE)

Details

In this workshop, visitors can construct a full-size reproduction of Gerrit Rietveld's most famous chair design – the Red-Blue Chair.
115.00 € per person, registration at info(at)design-museum.de

October 2016

Exhibitions

12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Details

10.06.2016 – 09.10.2016

BLESS N° 56 Worker’s Delight

Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Weil am Rhein

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Sat, 01.10.2016

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

ReDesign – Light and Lamps / WORKSHOP (DE)

Details

Sun, 02.10.2016

2:30 pm

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

My Favourite Chair – Discover the Schaudepot / GUIDED TOUR FOR CHILDREN (DE)

The Vitra Design Museum owns a huge collection of furniture, chairs and light fixtures. You’ll find out where the chairs came from, who designed them, and how they were made. There’ll be some puzzles to solve too. After that you will build your own miniature chairs. For children from 6 to 12 years. € 7.00 per child, registration: info@design-museum.de

November 2016

Exhibitions

12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017

Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Details