Vitra Design Museum + Vitra Schaudepot17,00 € / 15,00 €*
Vitra Design Museum 11,00 € / 9,00 €*
Vitra Schaudepot8,00 € / 6,00 €*
Architekturführung 2h14,00 € / 10,00 €*
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*Ermäßigungen: Jugendliche ab 12, Studenten, Senioren, Menschen mit Behinderung, Gruppen ab 10 Personen, Kombination von 3 und mehr Tickets/Person, Kinder bis 12 frei
Vitra Design MuseumCharles-Eames-Str. 2D-79576 Weil am RheinT +49.7621.702.3200F +firstname.lastname@example.org
Ab 11. Mai 2020Täglich: 12 – 17 Uhr.Das Museum ist an allen Sonn- und Feiertagen geöffnet.Am 24. Dezember ist das Museum von 10 – 14 Uhr geöffnet.
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Die Sammlung des Vitra Design Museums zählt zu den wichtigsten Beständen des Möbeldesigns weltweit. Sie umfasst insgesamt circa 7000 Möbel, über 1000 Leuchten, zahlreiche Archive sowie die Sammlung des Eames Office, oder die Nachlässe von Verner Panton und Alexander Girard. Am 4. Juni 2016 hat das von den Architekten Herzog & de Meuron gestaltete Vitra Schaudepot eröffnet, in dem das Vitra Design Museum Schlüsselobjekte seiner Sammlung präsentiert.
Vitra Design Museum + Vitra Schaudepot17,00 € / 15,00 €*Vitra Design Museum11,00 € / 9,00 €*Vitra 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, Menschen mit Behinderung, Gruppen ab 10 Personen, Kombination von 3 und mehr Tickets/Person, Kinder bis 12 frei
Alexander Girard (1907 – 1993) was one of the most influential textile artists and interior designers of the twentieth century. He created worlds of colourful opulence in which everything was precisely and artfully coordinated, from the smallest details to the big picture. Examples include the Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana (1953; architect Eero Saarinen) and the legendary restaurant La Fonda del Sol (1960) in New York. Girard designed furniture, small objects and fabrics, worked for companies like Herman Miller and Braniff International Airways and collaborated with such designers as Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson. This major retrospective of Girard's oeuvre draws on the Vitra Design Museum's holdings from his private estate and presents furniture, textiles and sculptures as well as numerous sketches, drawings and collages never shown before. In addition to his own designs, it presents the creative universe from which Girard took his inspiration: folk art from all over the world, which the designer collected throughout his life.A selection of 300 objects from his collection is also featured in the exhibition. Raised in a cosmopolitan family with European and American roots, he grew up in Florence, studied architecture in London, and then lived in New York and Michigan before eventually settling in Santa Fe. Practising from the late 1920s until the late 1970s, he created stunning interiors for restaurants, private clients and corporations, as well as more than 300 textile designs - mostly for the American furniture company Herman Miller after becoming director of its textile division in 1951. Girard's clients also included companies like Braniff International Airways and John Deere for which he handled a broad range of design activities - from interior design, textiles, furnishings and small objects to typography, corporate design and exhibitions.Even if Girard's work is less well known than that of prominent contemporaries such as Charles & Ray Eames, his oeuvre has experienced a revival in more recent years. Girard's often underestimated significance lies in the fact that he restored what classical modernism had rejected in design - colour, decoration, opulent interiors. With an ingenious ease, he combined ostensible antagonists: craftsmanship and industry, pop culture and high culture, playful décor with masterful reduction. From today's perspective Girard, anticipated many developments of the following decades: from the colourful language of postmodernism to the current debates on post-industrial design and the globalisation of our everyday aesthetic.In 1996, the Vitra Design Museum took possession of Girard's personal estate. The holdings encompass 5,000 drawings and photographs respectively, many never before shown personal sketches, several hundred textile samples, accessories, furniture items and folk art objects. This archive serves as the basis for the exhibition "Alexander Girard. A Designer's Universe". Further exhibition objects are on loan from the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe as well as Alexander Girard's family.The exhibition design is being created by the London-based studio Raw Edges, headed by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer. Like Girard, the duo's work is characterized by a keen interest colours and patterns. Over the past years, Raw Edges has achieved international acclaim with its installations for such companies as Kvadrat, Moroso and Louis Vuitton.
Space600 – 1,000 m² / 6,000 – 10,000 sq ftCatalogue512 pages, approx. 530 images
Detailed informationConceptObjectsPhotosExhibition tour14.10.2020 – 07.02.2021, Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico 23.11.2019 – 01.03.2020, Palm Springs Art Museum, California, USA 03.05.2019 – 27.10.2019, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, USA22.12.2017 – 04.03.2018, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea16.06.2017 – 08.10.2017, Cranbrook Art Museum, USA12.03.2016 – 22.01.2017, Vitra Design Museum, GermanyFor further information please contact Cora.Harris@design-museum.de