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

April 2014

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Thu, 24.04.2014

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Philippe Rahm – The Architecture of Atmospheres / TALK (EN)

Philippe Rahm is a visionary figure in contemporary architecture. He understands architecture not as a spatial construct, but as a constructed atmosphere. By altering the temperature, humidity and lighting effects, he modulates these atmospheres to create new perceptions and experiences of space. Rahm explains what his projects could mean for the future of building. Free admission

Sat, 26.04.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Experimental Light Design / WORKSHOP (DE)

€ 65.00 per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

May 2014

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Sat, 03.05.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Red-Blue Chair – Build it Yourself! / WORKSHOP (DE)
Attention: This event is fully booked.

In this workshop, visitors can construct a full-size reproduction of Gerrit Rietveld's most famous chair design – the Red-Blue Chair.
105.00 € per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Fri, 09.05.2014

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Richard Sennett – The Open City / TALK (EN)

Richard Sennett, professor at New York University and the London School of Economics, is recognised as one of today’s most influential social scientists. His books on urban and industrial culture have triggered broad social debates and discussions. Sennett presents his theses on the »open city«: a city that draws its character from its diversity, its ruptures and dislocations, and its conflicts. Admission: € 10.00 per person, registration: events@design-museum.de

Sat, 10.05.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

ReDesign – Jewellery out of Recycled Materials / WORKSHOP (DE)

€ 65.00 per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Sun, 11.05.2014

10:00 am

Event
Vitra Design Museum

25 Years of the Vitra Design Museum / SPECIAL (DE / EN / FR)

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Vitra Design Museum, an open house from 10 am to 6 pm offers guided exhibition tours, architectural tours, and workshops for children and adults. Free admission

Sat, 17.05.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

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

In this workshop, visitors can construct a full-size reproduction of Gerrit Rietveld's most famous chair design – the Red-Blue Chair.
105.00 € per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

 

12:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

FabLab Zurich / EXCURSION (DE)

FabLab Zurich is an open high-tech workshop giving private individuals access to new digital production techniques. The excursion provides an opportunity to try out 3D printers and laser cutters and discuss how they could revolutionise the production and the form of everyday objects. € 14.00 per person plus travel costs, registration: events@design-museum.de

Sat, 24.05.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

ReDesign – Lamps out of Recycled Materials / WORKSHOP (DE)

€ 65.00 per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Sat, 31.05.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

PappDesign – Furniture out of Cardboard / WORKSHOP (DE)

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

June 2014

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Sat, 07.06.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

ReDesign – Bags out of Recycled Materials / WORKSHOP (DE)

€ 65.00 per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Sun, 08.06.2014

11:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

The Future is Now! / CHILDREN’S TOUR (DE)

How will we live, work and get around in the cities of tomorrow? Discover the housing and urban spaces of the future – and then design your own new home yourself! For children from 5 – 12 years of age. € 7.00 per child. Registration: info@design-museum.de

Mon, 16.06.2014

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

ARCHITECTURAL TOUR / (EN)

Additional guided tours during Art Basel in English

Tue, 17.06.2014

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

ARCHITECTURAL TOUR / (EN)

Additional guided tours during Art Basel in English

Wed, 18.06.2014

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

ARCHITECTURAL TOUR / (EN)

Additional guided tours during Art Basel in English

Thu, 19.06.2014

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

ARCHITECTURAL TOUR / (EN)

Additional guided tours during Art Basel in English

Fri, 20.06.2014

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

ARCHITECTURAL TOUR / (EN)

Additional guided tours during Art Basel in English

Sat, 21.06.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

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

In this workshop, visitors can construct a full-size reproduction of Gerrit Rietveld's most famous chair design – the Red-Blue Chair.
105.00 € per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Wed, 25.06.2014

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

Curator’s Tour – Konstantin Grcic / WEDNESDAY MATINEE (DE)

With curator Janna Lipsky, € 7.00 per person

Sat, 28.06.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

PappDesign – Furniture out of Cardboard / WORKSHOP (DE)

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

July 2014

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Fri, 04.07.2014

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Diller Scofidio + Renfro – Elizabeth Diller / TALK (EN)

The designs of Diller Scofidio + R enfro probe the boundaries of contemporary architecture. »Blur«, a pavilion created for the Swiss Expo 02, is an architecture of atmosphere, made entirely of mist. The »High Line«, a 2.4-km-long public park in New York, transformed an abandoned elevated railroad into a popular green space. Liz Diller talks about the studio’s projects and the complex work that lies behind each visionary design. Free admission.

Sat, 05.07.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

ReDesign – Lamps out of Recycled Materials / WORKSHOP (DE)

€ 65.00 per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Thu, 10.07.2014

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Matthias Horx – Goodbye Future? / TALK (DE)

Matthias Horx heads the Hamburg-based Future Institute, a renowned think tank studying current and future trends. In his talk, Horx explores the design and architecture of the coming decade as well as the recurrent question: what can we really say about the future? Free admission

Fri, 11.07.2014

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

Production at Vitra – Behind the Scenes / GUIDED TOUR (DE)

€ 10.00 per person, registration: events@design-museum.de

Sat, 12.07.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

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

In this workshop, visitors can construct a full-size reproduction of Gerrit Rietveld's most famous chair design – the Red-Blue Chair.
105.00 € per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Sun, 13.07.2014

11:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

The Future is Now! / CHILDREN’S TOUR (DE)

How will we live, work and get around in the cities of tomorrow? Discover the housing and urban spaces of the future – and then design your own new home yourself! For children from 5 – 12 years of age. € 7.00 per child. Registration: info@design-museum.de

Wed, 16.07.2014

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

Conservator’s Tour – Konstantin Grcic / WEDNESDAY MATINEE (DE)

A look at new materials with head of collection Susanne Graner, € 7.00 per person

Sat, 19.07.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Experimental Light Design / WORKSHOP (DE)

€ 65.00 per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Sat, 26.07.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

PappDesign – Furniture out of Cardboard / WORKSHOP (DE)

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

Wed, 30.07.2014

10:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

Guided Tour – Álvaro Siza / WEDNESDAY MATINEE (DE)

With museum educator Katrin Hager, € 7.00 per person

August 2014

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Thu, 07.08.2014

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Snøhetta – Kjetil Trædal Thorsen / TALK (EN)

The Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta achieved renown with sculptural buildings for which integration in the surrounding environment is as important as a well-conceived interior. Founder Kjetil Trædal Thorsen presents his projects and ideas about architecture. Free admission

Sun, 10.08.2014

11:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

The Future is Now! / CHILDREN’S TOUR (DE)

How will we live, work and get around in the cities of tomorrow? Discover the housing and urban spaces of the future – and then design your own new home yourself! For children from 5 – 12 years of age. € 7.00 per child. Registration: info@design-museum.de

September 2014

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Thu, 11.09.2014

6:00 pm

Event
Vitra Design Museum

Jan Boelen – No Risk, No Design / TALK (EN)

Jan Boelen is artistic director of the Z33 house for contemporary art in Hasselt, Belgium, teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven, and is a prominent thinker
in the field of critical design. He addresses a new understanding of design that tests the boundaries with art, merges fiction and reality, and has no qualms when it comes to embracing new approaches: whether with spontaneous architectures, manipulated bacterial cultures or collective design processes via the Internet. Free admission

Sat, 13.09.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

ReDesign – Lamps out of Recycled Materials / WORKSHOP (DE)

€ 65.00 per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Sun, 14.09.2014

11:00 am

Special guided tour
Vitra Design Museum

The Future is Now! / CHILDREN’S TOUR (DE)

How will we live, work and get around in the cities of tomorrow? Discover the housing and urban spaces of the future – and then design your own new home yourself! For children from 5 – 12 years of age. € 7.00 per child. Registration: info@design-museum.de

Sat, 27.09.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

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

In this workshop, visitors can construct a full-size reproduction of Gerrit Rietveld's most famous chair design – the Red-Blue Chair.
105.00 € per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

October 2014

Events / Special guided tours / Workshops

Sat, 04.10.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

ReDesign – Jewellery out of Recycled Materials / WORKSHOP (DE)

€ 65.00 per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Sat, 11.10.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

PappDesign – Furniture out of Cardboard / WORKSHOP (DE)

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

Sat, 18.10.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

Experimental Light Design / WORKSHOP (DE)

€ 65.00 per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de

Sat, 25.10.2014

10:30 am

Workshop
Vitra Design Museum

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

In this workshop, visitors can construct a full-size reproduction of Gerrit Rietveld's most famous chair design – the Red-Blue Chair.
105.00 € per person, registration at workshops(at)design-museum.de