Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot17,00 € / 15,00 €*Vitra Design Museum 11,00 € / 9,00 €*Schaudepot8,00 € / 6,00 €*Guided tours 1h (Architecture tour Vitra Campus or Exhibition tour) 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
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Daily 10 am – 6 pm,24 December 10 am – 2 pm. The museum is open on Sundays and on all public holiday.
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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 Scenes13.01.2017 3 pm
Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot17,00 € / 15,00 €*Vitra Design Museum or Schaudepot11,00 € / 9,00 €*Guided tours 1h (Architecture or Exhibition tour) 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
Daily 10 am – 6 pm,24 December 10 am – 2 pm.The museum is open on Sundays and on all public holiday.
Curator Heng Zhi will speak about the objects in the exhibition, about Rams’s design philosophy and his relevance to design today. € 10.00 per person
Im Jahre 2019 soll das Humboldt Forum im wiedererrichteten Berliner Schloss eröffnen. Unter anderem wird es die Sammlungen des Ethnologischen Museums Berlin und des Berliner Museums für Asiatische Kunst neu präsentieren. Zur Vorbereitung darauf war das Humboldt Lab Dahlem von 2012 bis 2015 ein Experimentierfeld des Ausstellens. Seine Projekte kreisten um Fragen postkolonialer Ethik, um kulturüberschreitenden Wissenstransfer und vieles mehr. Im Kern aber ging es um das, was sämtliche Museen beschäftigen muss: wie man Sammlungsobjekte in einer Welt komplexer Realitäten erfahrbar machen kann. Martin Heller war Initiator und Co-Leiter des Humboldt Lab Dahlem; er berichtet von den Ambitionen des Projekts und von der Notwendigkeit des Experimentierens. Eintritt frei
€ 85.00 per person, registration at info(at)design-museum.de
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
The novels and stories of the provocative science fiction author Bruce Sterling were highly influential in defining the cyberpunk genre. Less renowned is the fact that Sterling is also an acclaimed design expert. In conjunction with the opening of »Hello, Robot.«, he discusses how robots have become part of our lives today, how they impact the design of our environment and what challenges and opportunities our society must anticipate. Free admission, registration: email@example.com
The British designers Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby are pioneers of a critical approach to design. In 1994 they founded their studio with the aim of interpreting design as an instrument and instigator of new conversations among designers, industry and the public and probing the social, cultural and ethical consequences of new technologies. The concept of critical design – design as a questioning entity rather than as a provider of solutions – can largely be traced back to them. Previously having taught at the London Royal College of Art until 2015, they joined the faculty at the Parsons School of Design in New York in February 2016. Fiona Raby talks about her work at the intersection of social and natural sciences, and at the interface of design and new technologies. 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
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
Have you always wanted to build your own robot? In this workshop led by Daniel Reichmuth, participants will build a simple sound machine that imitates birdcalls. Following a tour of the exhibition »Hello, Robot.«, these little tweeting machines will be soldered together and operated with solar cells. This workshop is a cooperation with HeK (House of Electronic Arts) Basel. For young people aged 12 and over, € 10.00 per person, registration: info(at)design-museum.de
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
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
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
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
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