Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot17,00 € / 15,00 €*Vitra Design Museum 11,00 € / 9,00 €*Schaudepot8,00 € / 6,00 €*Architecture tour 2h14,00 € / 10,00 €* Guided tours 1h (Exhibition tour, Production tour or Behind the Scenes)7,00 € / 5,00 €**Reduced prices: young people from age 12, students, seniors,disabled persons, groups of more than 10 people, combination of 3 and more tickets/person, children under 12 years of age free
Vitra Design MuseumCharles-Eames-Str. 2D-79576 Weil am RheinT +49.7621.702.3200F +firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily 10 am – 6 pm,24 December 10 am – 2 pm. The museum is open on Sundays and on all public holiday.
11.02. – 14.05.2017Vitra Design Museum
18.11.2016 – 12.03.2017Schaudepot
14.01. – 30.04.2017Gallery
27.01. – 17.04.17KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, AalborgDenmark
07.01. – 02.04.2017OCMA Orange County Museum of Art, Newport BeachUSA
25.11.2016 – 02.04.2017 Hong Kong Design InstituteChina
24.11.2016 – 05.03.2017 MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de MonterreyMexico
The collection of the Vitra Design Museum ranks among the most important holdings of furniture design worldwide. 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. On 4 June 2016 opens the Vitra Schaudepot, created by the architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, in which the Vitra Design Museum presents key pieces of its collection.
Guided tours through the Vitra Schaudepot:Highlights from the CollectionEvery Friday to Sunday 2 pmBehind the Scenes10.03., 14.04. & 12.05.2017 3 pm
Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot17,00 € / 15,00 €*
Vitra Design Museum 11,00 € / 9,00 €*
Schaudepot8,00 € / 6,00 €*
Architekturführung 2h14,00 / 10,00€*
Führungen 1h (Ausstellung, Produktion oder Blick hinter die Kulissen)7,00 € / 5,00 €*
*Ermäßigungen: Jugendliche ab 12, Studenten, Senioren,Gruppen ab 10 Personen, Kombination von 3 und mehrTickets/Person, Kinder bis 12 frei
Täglich: 10 – 18 Uhr,am 24.12. 10 – 14 Uhr.Das Museum ist an allenSonn- und Feiertagengeöffnet.
Artistic freedom, transdiciplinary thinking, societal relevance and a high level of individual responsibility – all these qualities are not only distinctive characteristics of creative economies, but are increasingly in demand in conventional economic systems. The symposium presents case studies and examples, brings together advocates and theoreticians and discusses future scenarios of creative entrepreneurship. The symposium is an initiative of the Swiss Cultural Entrepreneurship programme at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in cooperation with the Vitra Design Museum. Registration: jana.eske(at)fhnw.ch, € 35.00 / € 25.00 (reduced) per person, incl. food and beverages
The furnishings on display in the Schaudepot are made from a diverse range of materials. Some are made of wood or metal, while others are manufactured from old clothing or 3D-printed plastics. As materials detectives, we investigate selected objects and experiment with various materials. For children aged 6 to 12, € 7.00 per child, registration: email@example.com
During the 1960s, Dieter Rams developed his legendary furniture designs for the Vitsoe company, where they have been produced without interruption ever since. Mark Adams, who took over as head of the company as we know it today in 1986, remains loyal to the credo of founder Niels Vitsoe by promoting a culture of functional, long-lasting and high-quality design. In his talk, Adams speaks about the firm’s work with Dieter Rams and their shared design philosophy of timelessness and longevity. Free admission
Whether at home, in the field of medicine, in computer games, film or literature, robots are ubiquitous and exert an ever-greater influence on our daily lives. During this tour, participants explore the exhibition and discover a fascinating variety of robots and machines. At the end, each child has the opportunity to build their own selfpropelling robot. For children aged 6 to 12, € 7.00 per child, registration: info(at)design-museum.de
Jens Thiel – who works primarily as a cultural entrepreneur and advisor – has a passion for what must be the most paradoxical chair in the world: the ubiquitous Monobloc plastic chair. In his lecture on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition »Monobloc – A Chair for the World«, Thiel recapitulates the development of a chair that is both abhorred and exceptional in equal degrees. It is the story of over a billion (usually) white chairs and their role in society and the art world. Free admission
It is the most widely used piece of furniture in the world: the cheap stackable white plastic chair. The exhibition tells its story. The idea of making a chair out of a single piece of material has fascinated designers for a long time – from attempts using sheet metal in the 1920s to the legendary Panton Chair (1967) to the white plastic chair, whose rise began in the 1970s, and which can be found in nearly every front yard today. The exhibition also features contemporary works, illustrating how designers and artists engage with the Monobloc design today to address issues of globalisation, consumerism or sustainability.
3D printing is often seen as the manufacturing method of the future, revolutionising the way things are produced and distributed. But how does 3D printing actually work? What are the future prospects and possibilities for the field? During this special event, experts will answer questions and print objects live on location. Free admission
What is the current status of the relationship between humans and robots? On a guided tour of the exhibition, curator Amelie Klein provides insights into her inspiration and research while preparing it. € 10.00 per person
Elain Harwood is a senior architectural investigator at Historic England, the state-sponsored institution for architectural preservation. She invested 18 years of research in her book »Space, Hope and Brutalism: English Architecture 1945–1975«, which documents the architecture of Great Britain in the era of post-war reconstruction. Her talk provides insights into the history of Brutalism and its primary construction material: concrete. She will also discuss the newfound appreciation for this unique architectural style and the role of exposed concrete in building today. Free admission
€ 85.00 per person, registration at info(at)design-museum.de
People normally have no difficulty keeping their balance, and hardly give it a thought. But how can that be taught to a machine? In this workshop, we will build a simple robot that can balance on two wheels and perform a little dance. This event is organised in cooperation with the SGMK (Swiss Mechatronic Art Society). For children aged 7 and older (with an accompanying adult), young people and adults. No previous knowledge required. CHF 30.00 / 15.00 (reduced) per person, excl. cost of materials. Registration: vermittlung(at)hek.ch.
The furnishings on display in the Schaudepot are made from a diverse range of materials. Some are made of wood or metal, while others are manufactured from old clothing or 3D-printed plastics. As materials detectives, we investigate selected objects and experiment with various materials. For children aged 6 to 12, € 7.00 per child, registration: info(at)design-museum.de
Architect and engineer Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Techology (MIT), where he directs the Senseable City Lab. He is founding partner of the design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati. His work has been exhibited in places like the Venice Biennale, New York’s MoMA and London’s Science Museum. Two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – were hailed by Time Magazine as »Best Inventions of the Year«. In his lecture, he will explore how the increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. Free admission
The Austrian company Robo Technologies has been awarded numerous prizes for its Robo Wunderkind toy, from as early as the initial crowdfunding phase. Suitable for both children and adults, these colourful bricks filled with processors, sensors and motors can be playfully connected and just as easily programmed and brought to life. Throughout an entire weekend, the Vitra Design Museum is offering children and adults the opportunity to drop in and explore the manifold possibilities offered by Robo Wunderkind. Free admission
Discover the «24 Stops» along the Rehberger-Weg on one of our guided walks in German and find out more about the artist, the individual objects and the landscape in which they are set. Start: 2pm, alternately from the Fondation Beyeler or Vitra Campus, duration: 2 hours, price: CHF 10.- / EUR 10.- per person. The price includes a shuttle bus back to the starting point. Our guided walks take place whatever the weather. Bookings can be made and tickets purchased for tours as from February. More information
Everyday working life has undergone radical changes over the past decade: project teams whose members are scattered around the globe have become as common as factories in which robots assemble products under the supervision of just a few people. Where will this trend lead? What will the world of work look like in the future, and what role will robots play in it? These questions and others will be discussed by three of the most renowned German experts on the topic of »Industry 4.0«: Gesche Joost, Head of the Design Research Lab at Berlin University of the Arts and digital issues representative of the Federal German Government to the EU Commission, technology philosopher Bruno Gransche as well as Ruwen Kaminski, Head of Corporate Brand and Design at leading automation company Festo. Free admission
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
The architect Achim Menges, founder and head of the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart, is regarded as a pioneer in the area of robot-assisted architecture. In his lecture, Menges will talk about his buildings, whose surprising engineering principles and structures often cause a sensation, and about the general role of robotics in architecture. Free admission
We have already become accustomed to the presence of robots in our workplaces, in the urban context and even in our homes. However, robots are also increasingly encountered – in ever more exciting configurations – in the realms of music, entertainment and performance. They appear in casting shows, behind DJ consoles or even as entire robo-bands. Three acts performed by and with robots at the House of Electronic Arts Basel are sure to provide exciting entertainment. Free admission
Build your own robot: in this workshop, participants will learn about many aspects of robot design, from electronic and mechanical features to the appearance and character of a robot. A micro-controller and several motors give the robots the capacity for self-propulsion. Even at a young age, designer Jan De Coster was fascinated by physics, science fiction and the concept of »hacking« things. Besides working in his own studio named Slightly Overdone, he teaches robot design to both older and younger generations. For participants aged 13 to 18, € 20.00 per person (incl. cost of materials), registration: info(at)design-museum.de.
From the beginnings of industrial furniture design in the nineteenth century to present-day design: Susanne Graner, Head of Collection, describes a selection of objects and explains the challenges of preserving them from a current perspective. € 10.00 per person
The Middle East has more to offer than conflicts and fundamentalism: metropolises like Dubai, Amman or Cairo are home to vibrant examples of a liberal, innovative and often critical cultural scene – frequently separate from the public realm of politics. This exhibition tells the stories of individual protagonists and sheds light on the underlying process of urbanisation. The artefacts range from architectural models to the favourite recipes of a Jewish-Iraqi chef. An important source for the exhibition is the Dubai-based magazine Brownbook, whose editor Rashid Bin Shabib will be present at the opening. Free admission