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 +firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily 10 am – 6 pm,24 December 10 am – 2 pm. The museum is open on Sundays and on all public holidays.
17.03. – 09.09.2018Museum
24.02. – 05.08.2018Gallery
02.03. – 03.06.2018Schaudepot
Alvar Aalto – Second Nature
09.03. – 01.07.2018Cité de l’Architecture, Paris France
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – Reveries Urbaines
26.02. – 01.06.2018Archizoom, LausanneSwitzerland
Making Africa - A Continent of Contemporary Design
03.02. – 06.05.2018Albuquerque Museum, AlbuquerqueUSA
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 Scenes3 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, Menschen mit Behinderung, Gruppen ab 10 Personen, Kombination von 3 und mehr Tickets/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 Design Circle is the registered membership association of the Vitra Design Museum. It gives friends and patrons of the museum the opportunity to participate in the work of the Vitra Design Museum, to meet and exchange ideas with others who are interested in design and architecture, and to provide both ideological and financial support for the cultural work of the museum. As a member, you will make a valuable contribution that facilitates many additional projects, such as special exhibitions, expanded educational programmes, events, acquisitions and much more!
As a member of the Design Circle, you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits.Member benefits:
Special benefits for Premium Members:
There are special events for the members of the Design Circle. These range from exclusive members events to Vitra Design Museum events, where the Design Circle members receive special rates.
Curator's Tour »Together! The New Architecture of the Collective« / PREVIEW Thursday, 01 Jun 2017, 6 pm, Vitra Design Museum
Swiss Design Tradition – Keramik LaufenFriday, 28 Apr 2017, 4.30 pm, Laufen ForumDesign Circle Members enjoyed a tour of the production facilities of Keramik Laufen and a talk about the importance of Design and its development for a ceramic producing company.
Studio Visit: Inch FurnitureWednesday, 22 Mar 2017, 6.30 pm, Westquaiwww.inchfurniture.ch
Curator's Tour »Hello, Robot. Design between human and maschine« / PREVIEW Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017, 6 pm, Vitra Design MuseumGuests: R2D2
Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron CabinetTuesday, 20 Sep 2016, 6 pm Exclusive tour of Herzog & de Meuron's archive which comprises architectural plans, drawings, sketches, architectural and material models as well as works of art.
Tour Design Miami/ BaselFriday, 17 Jun 2016, 4 pmSerge Mauduit – member of Design Miami/ Basel’s vetting committee and curator of the collection of Vitra Deisgn Museum – presented his personal highlights of this year’s fair.
Preview Vitra SchaudepotTuesday, 31 May 2016, 6 pm With opening the Schaudepot the Vitra Design Museum provides a venue for presenting key objects from its extensive collection to the public. Naturally we wanted to share this historic milestone with the members of our Design Circle and gave them an exclusive preview of the new building before the official opening on 3 June.
Architectural Tour Kunstmuseum Basel | NeubauTuesday, 17 May 2016, 4 pm With the new bulding by renowned Basel-based architecture firm Christ & Gantenbein an exhibition space satisfying the highest contemporary standards for the presentation of art is being created as well as another architectural highlight in the Basel cityscape. For Design Circle Members Christoph Gantenbein personally gave a tour of the new building.
Curator’s Tour »Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe « / PREVIEW Wednesday, 9 Mar 2016, 6 pm, Vitra Design MuseumSpecial guests: Marshall Girard, Kori Girard, Aleishall GirardCurator’s Tour »The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« / PREVIEW Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015, 6 pm, Vitra Design MuseumTour Design Miami/ BaselFriday, 19 Jun 2015, 16.30 pm, Design Miami/ Basel Design Miami/ Basel has been celebrating its 10th anniversary at Art Basel this year. Design Miami/ director Rodman Primack gave a tour for the Design Circle; guiding our members through the location and showing this year’s highlights by designers and galleries.
Apartment building by Buchner & Bründler ArchitectsTuesday, 19 May 2015, 6 pm, Basel Having realised Voltazentrum at St-. Johann and the Youth Hostel Basel at St. Alban, Daniel Buchner and Andreas Bründler are well known architects within the Basel area. After founding their own architectural firm in 1997, their first project – a loft at Colmarerstrasse in Basel – soon received an award. Since then Buchner & Bründler have realised over 60 projects. Daniel Buchner personally guided the Design Circle through the five-story apartment building, which won the “Architekturpreis Beton”.
Curator’s Tour »Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design« / PREVIEW Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015, 6 pm, Vitra Design Museum
Opening of the exhibition »Architecture of Independence – African Modernism« by Manuel HerzFriday, 20 Feb 2015, 19 h, Vitra Design Museum Gallery As many countries in Central and Sub-Saharan Africa gained their independence in the 1960s, experimental and futuristic architecture became a principal means by which the young nations expressed their national identities. The exhibition in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery is one of the first presentations of this remarkable period of our more recent architectural history and is researched and curated by architect and author Manuel Herz, with a substantial contribution by photographer Iwan Baan.
This exhibition has been made possible with the support of DESIGN CIRCLE.
»100 Years of Swiss Design« – A visit to the Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot ZürichSaturday, 31 Jan 2015, 1.45 pm, Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot Zürich In September 2014 the Museum für Gestaltung – Schaudepot Zürich moved to its temporary residence at Toni Areal and launched this event with the exhibition »100 Years of Swiss Design«, curated by Renate Menzi, Head of Design Collections, and Arthur Rüegg. Further, the collections of the museum are being presented at the Schaudepot.
Members’ Assembly (MV4) including collection tourWednesday, 12 Nov 2014, 6 pm, Conference Pavilion Tadao Ando
Curator’s Tour »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature« / PREVIEWWednesday, 24 Sep 2014, 6 pm, Vitra Design MuseumJochen Eisenbrand, chief curator of the Vitra Design Museum, will give insight into this comprehensive retrospective on one of the most important Finnish designers and proponent of a human-centred modernism in architecture.
VIP Tour Design Miami/ Basel Friday, 20 Jun 2014, 5.30 pm, Design Miami/ BaselDesign Miami/ Basel has established itself as the platform for design during the art summer in Basel. Again this year they will temporarily set up camp at the Basel fairgrounds. Exclusively for Design Circle members, Rodman Primack – recently appointed director of Design Miami/ – presents his personal highlights of this year’s Design Miami/ Basel followed by drinks in the collector’s lounge.
Tour »Konstantin Grcic – Panorama« / PREVIEW Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014, 6 pm, Vitra Design MuseumThe Vitra Design Museum is presenting the largest solo exhibition on Grcic and his work to date. Together, Konstantin Grcic and Mateo Kries will exclusively guide the Design Circle members through this jointly developed exhibition on the future of design focusing on the projects’ concept and progress.
Two visits »at home« in Riehen Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014, 5.30 pm, RiehenMrs Anetta Grisard and our Design Circle member Hans Schöpflin will warmly welcome us in their private homes.
2015Acquisition for the collection of the Vitra Design Museum: Joris Laarman, Aluminium Gradient Chair (1. Prototype), 2015
2014Book launch & exhibition ››Architecture of Independence – African Modernism‹‹: 20.02.2015, Vitra Design Museum Gallery
2013Acquisition for the collection of the Vitra Design Museum and presentation in the exhibition ››Lightopia‹‹: Paul Cocksedge, Bourrasque, 2013
You are interested in a membership of Design Circle? Please find below the membership registration form as well as the charter of bylaws. Simply fill out the registration form and send it by e-mail or regular mail to the following address:
Design Circle – Freunde des Vitra Design Museums e.V.Charles-Eames-Straße 2D-79576 Weil am RheinT +49.7621.702.3200F +49.7621.702.3590design-circle(at)design-museum.de
Members Recruit Members:Please recommend us to others! As a sign of our gratitude for recruiting a new member, you will be invited to choose one of our exhibition catalogues as a free gift. For gaining a new Premium Member, you will receive a Wooden Doll designed by Alexander Girard.
Design Circle – Freunde des Vitra Design Museums e.V.Charles-Eames-Straße 2D-79576 Weil am RheinT +49.7621.702.3200F +49.7621.702.4707design-circle(at)design-museum.deBoard of Directors:Barbara Wilhelm (Chair) Manuel Herz (Deputy Chair)Marc Zehntner (Treasurer)