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 +email@example.com
Daily 10 am – 6 pm,24 December 10 am – 2 pm. The museum is open on Sundays and on all public holidays.
03.06. – 10.09.2017Vitra Design MuseumDetails
13.05. – 20.08.2017GalleryDetails
14.07. – 24.09.2017SchaudepotDetails
21.06. – 01.10.2017Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, ViennaAustria
16.06. – 08.10.17Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield HillsUSA
11.05. – 24.09.2017Ateneum, Finnish National GalleryFinland
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 the Vitra Schaudepot was opened, 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 Sunday2 pmBehind the Scenes12.05., 09.06., 14.07., 11.08., 08.09.2017 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 allen Sonn- und Feiertagen geöffnet.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Representing the curator team, the architect Michaela Stolcova takes visitors through the exhibition »Together! The New Architecture of the Collective« and talks about new forms of communal living and building. She presents highly innovative examples of contemporary architecture as well as the underlying social and economic ideals.
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
Urban gardens are green islands that bring life to vacant lots and former industrial sites. The trained historian Marco Clausen is co-founder of the Prinzessinnengärten , a flourishing urban garden project with integrated neighbourhood academy in Berlin. Situated on 6,000 square metres in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, the pioneering Prinzessinnengärten project has attracted international attention since its founding in 2009. Along with community gardens, numerous workshops, projects and cultural activities are regularly offered on a wide range of topics – from beekeeping to sustainable building. In this talk, Clausen shares his insights and discusses the potential of urban gardens for the social cohesion and sustainable future development of cities. Free admission
Few things create as much sense of connection as a shared meal. For this special Saturday event, the area outside the exhibition »Together!« will therefore be turned into a communal picnic site. Food brought by guests will be supplemented on site with a range of fresh summery treats. The non-profit association Urban Agriculture Basel will host a stand where young and old can learn more about the organic cultivation of edible crops in urban spaces. Children can also decorate their own pots for small balcony gardens in a special workshop. In case of rain, an alternative programme will be held in the workshop building, featuring the daily selection of fresh food items from the Depot Deli. Free admission
Most people live alone in an apartment or share a house as a family. Does it have to be like that? In this guided tour of the exhibition »Together! The New Architecture of the Collective« we learn about new forms of communal living and contemplate how we will likely live together in the future. Following the tour we will create our own futuristic cities and homes. For children aged 6 to 12, € 7,00 per child, registration: email@example.com
In the 1980s, Steff Fischer was a squatter and part of the youth movement in Zurich. Today he is an important player in the real estate market. With his company Fischer AG, he initiates alternative housing projects and creative strategies for urban development. Citing specific examples, Fischer will show the potential of intermediary uses and conversions in the urban environment – from the transformation of office buildings into residential real estate or the innovative use of temporarily vacant spaces to projects like the »Basislager«, a settlement of repurposed containers for creatives. Free admission
»Take your pleasure seriously!« was a key motto of the designer Charles Eames. For Charles and Ray Eames, play was the foundation of all creativity. Guided by this notion, the Vitra Design Museum is presenting its first exhibition conceived especially for children – an environment for observing and interacting. The opening is an event for the whole family: both kids and adults can discover toys by these leading twentieth-century furniture designers and create masks and tops in flamboyant shapes and colours. Free admission
To explore more deeply the wealth and variety of the «24 Stops» along the Rehberger-Weg and their surroundings, we are offering a series of themed tours led by experts in German. Start: 4pm, 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 Expert Tours take place whatever the weather. Bookings can be made and tickets purchased for tours as from February.
The pleasures of walking the Rehberger-Weg naturally include its artworks and grapevines, physical exercise and museums. But if we look upwards and gaze out into the distance, we can savor a further delight: the elevation gained by climbing a few extra meters up into the vineyards allows us to see beyond the rooftops and enjoy a magnificent panorama of the Basel landscape. This area around the bend in the Rhine is special in many respects—geographically, economically and politically, as well as geologically and topographically. From here we gain a new sense of boundlessness, since the national borders can barely be read in the face of the city and countryside. More information
New materials are important drivers of innovation in design. In recent years, concerns about sustainability have led to the development of unconventional substances including biologically degradable plastic, leather from fish skin or material made of mycelium fungus. What possibilities do these and other materials hold for creators, users and manufacturers? These are the questions the designers Christien Meindertsma and Maurizio Montalti will discuss with experts from the field of material innovation including Eva Höfli, innovation specialist and designer at the designfabrik® of BASF. The event is organized as part of a cooperation with the New Materials Award (NL). Free admission
On the occasion of the »Eames Celebration« opening, Eames Demetrios, director of the Eames Office and one of the grandchildren of Charles Eames, speaks about the work of this legendary designer couple. He discusses their diverse oeuvre – from furniture to films and exhibitions – and recounts personal experiences in the garden of the legendary Eames House or at the Eames Office. His talk puts a focus on two fascinating personalities and their timeless design principles, which they continually tested and refined over the course of their lifelong collaboration. Free admission, registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Family Day at the Vitra Design Museum invites visitors young and old to discover the work of Charles and Ray Eames through play and games – with hands-on activities, a treasure hunt, special guided tours on the Vitra Campus and much more, including a kite-flying extravaganza as the afternoon highlight.
Charles and Ray Eames are regarded as two of the most important figures in twentieth-century design and have influenced generations of designers across the globe. No other name in design is so closely associated with technical perfection and a timeless aesthetic – but also with the playful start-up culture of the American West Coast, which was strongly impacted by the Eameses. The major retrospective »Charles & Ray Eames. The Power of Design« offers a comprehensive overview of the work of this legendary designer couple, ranging from furniture and interiors to exhibitions, films and photographs, while also portraying their everyday work in the Eames Office in Venice, California. The show features a unique selection of original objects, drawings, sculptures, film installations and many other works that are being presented together for the first time. Presented in collaboration with the Barbican Centre, London and The Eames Office.
Charles and Ray Eames helped shape an era that transformed the west coast of the United States into a creative fulcrum and magnet for many creative figures in the arts and media. This is where Hollywood’s dream factories were located, where many Pop artists worked, and where modern, expansive villas gave expression to the cosmopolitan lifestyle of an entire generation. Pat Kirkham is an acclaimed expert on the Eameses. In her lecture she talks about the many connections between this design duo and the cultural cosmos of the American west coast – be it their collaboration with Billy Wilder or their contributions to the legendary Case Study Houses, which became icons of modern architecture. Free admission
Affordable design for all – this idea, which is as old as design itself, has lost none of its relevance. The »Hartz IV Furniture« by Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel transports the concept to the digital age: with simple objects whose construction plans can be downloaded from the Internet and built as a DIY project. For his workshop at the Vitra Design Museum, Le-Mentzel created a brand new design – the Weil Chair – which participants will be able to build and take home with them. Registration: email@example.com, € 115.00 per person
Curators give a tour of the various exhibitions comprising »An Eames Celebration«, elaborate on selected pieces and provide insights into the multifaceted work of the designer couple. € 10.00 per person
The changes effected by digitalization have an impact on all of us and require innovative solutions. Design Thinking is becoming an indispensable tool for strategic planners facing the constant pressure to innovate. According to the unabashed enthusiasm of advocates, Design Thinking puts the human being at the focus of attention, produces fast results, and dismantles rigid corporate hierarchies that hinder innovation. Prominent figures will engage in a critical discussion of this increasingly popular method. Panel guests include Christian von Reventlow, Head of Innovation at Deutsche Telekom, and other figures from the fields of innovation research and design theory. A collaboration with Deutsche Telekom and its Initiative on Digital Responsibilty www.telekom.com/digital-responsibility. Free admission
Along with furniture design, the production of films was an important area of work for Charles and Ray Eames. Over the course of their joint career, they created over 100 films that addressed topics of everyday life, architecture, design and science and demonstrated a poetic and whimsical exploration of objects, rituals and people. Educational films like »Powers of Ten« were also a playful way for the Eameses to experiment with new visual languages and technologies. Eric Schuldenfrei, author of a standard work on the Eameses’ cinematic oeuvre, discusses a selection of films and some of the most captivating excerpts. Free admission
Historical design objects – known as vintage designs – are currently all the rage: one of the best examples is the Eames Plastic Chair, which is rarely lacking in any style-conscious interior. But what lies behind this fashion? Is it about status symbols? Are people yearning for the patina of history? Or are they trying to flee the present and recreate a seemingly better past? Participants in this discussion panel will examine the popularity of vintage design from social and philosophical perspectives. Our guests include Margit J. Mayer (journalist and former editor-in-chief of AD) and Frederik Frede (founder of the blog »Freunde von Freunden«). Free admission
John Primer is a true blues legend. Born in Mississippi, the guitarist, singer and songwriter learned his craft in the bands of Muddy Waters and Magic Slim. He has been twice nominated for a Grammy and is a repeat recipient of the Blues Music Award. Primer and his band will present an evening of classic, energy-filled Chicago Blues in the Depot Deli. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.reservix.de, € 15.00 per person at the door