17,00 € / 15,00 €Vitra Design Museum or Schaudepot11,00 € / 9,00 €Guided tours 1h (Architecture tour Vitra Campus or Exhibitiontour)7,00 € / 5,00 €Family ticketsVitra Design Museum + Schaudepot: 49 €Vitra Design Museum or Schaudepot: 31 €2 adults + 1 child, further children free of charge. Children under12 years of age free.Reduced prices: young people from age 12, students, seniors,disabled persons, groups of more than 10 people, cominationof 3 and more tickets/person.
Vitra Design MuseumCharles-Eames-Str. 2D-79576 Weil am ReinT +49.7621.702.3200F +email@example.com
Daily 10 am – 6 pmThe museum is open on Sundays and on all public holiday.
12.03.2016 – 29.01.2017Vitra Design Museum
10.06.2016 – 09.10.2016Vitra Design Museum Gallery
04.06.2016 – 17.11.2016Schaudepot
21.03.2016 - 28.08.2016,CCCB Barcelona, Spanien
29.06.2016 - 11.09.2016,MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and TechnologyLissabon, Portugal
26.11.2015 - 01.05.2016Grassimuseum Leipzig, Leipzig, Deutschland
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 CollectionFrom 4 June 2016, 4 pm dailyBehind the Scenes22 July, 19 August 20163 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 €Family ticketsVitra Design Museum + Schaudepot: 49 €Vitra Design Museum or Schaudepot: 31 €2 adults + 1 child, further children free of charge. Children under12 years of age free.Reduced prices: young people from age 12, students, seniors,disabled persons, groups of more than 10 people, cominationof 3 and more tickets/person.
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
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beatriz Colomina is an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist. In 2016 she is curating the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial (22 October – 4 December 2016) with 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
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
Discover the «24 Stops» along the Rehberger-Weg on one of our guided walks and find out more about the artist, the individual objects and the landscape in which they are set. The walks, which are free, start at 2pm either from the Fondation Beyeler or from the Vitra Design Museum, and last approx. 2 hours. Our guided walks take place whatever the weather. Advance registration at email@example.com is required. Find more information here: www.24stops.info/en/guided-walks-events/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org