Technical workshop

Technical Workshop

When it comes to the physical implementation of exhibitions, the Vitra Design Museum has its own team of planning and production specialists. Its range of services covers the planning of installation structures as well as the crating of installations and objects in accordance with international museum standards.
In collaboration with well-known designers, we concentrate on strengthening the design idea and achieving the structural flexibility required of exhibition projects, especially travelling exhibitions.
The planning and production team is supported by an in-house workshop with nearly 1000 m² of production space where the various projects are executed by an experienced workshop team in a timely fashion with careful attention to detail. To ensure utmost quality and precision, the members of planning and production team work closely together from start to finish.
In addition to the technical development and implementation of the Museum’s own exhibitions we also carry out an extensive portfolio of services for external, often internationally operating companies and museums. In particular, these include planning, production and assembly of exhibition installations, exhibition constructions and trade fair stands.

Areas of focus

Areas of focus

The workshop’s planning and production activities focus on the following areas:

  • Exhibition construction
  • Trade fair construction
  • Model construction
  • Installation and object crating
  • CNC machining






Thanks to its constantly changing programme of travelling exhibitions, the exhibition constructions of the Vitra Design Museum can be found in leading design and art museums worldwide. Some of our most important host partners:


Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm; Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills; Design Museum, Gent; Design Museum, London; Grassi Museum, Leipzig; ICA, Boston; Isamu Noguchi Foundation, New York; IVAM Valencia; Kunsthal Rotterdam; Kunsthalle Wien; Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek; MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey; MART, Rovereto/Trento; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Meguro Museum of Art, Tokio; MIT Museum, Cambridge; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; Museu de les Artes Decoratives, Barcelona; Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Museum of Modern Art, Tokio; NAI Netherlands Architecture Institute, Maastricht; National Building Museum, Washington; National Museum, Oslo; National Museum of Singapore; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Seattle Art Museum; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau; TCDC Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok; The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Triennale di Milano; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Our key customers: Artek, Helsinki; Fondation Beyeler, Basel; Galerie Fiedler, Berlin; Galerie Jackson, Stockholm; Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery, Copenhagen; Vitra, Weil am Rhein, to mention but a few.

Through the cooperation with external companies, our exhibition constructions are represented at international furniture and art trade shows: Art Basel; Design Miami/ Basel; Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm; IMM Cologne; Maison et Objet, Paris; Orgatec, Cologne; Salone del Mobile, Milan.





Stefani Fricker
Engineering Department
T +49.7621.702.3625
F +49.7621.702.4625

Patrick Maier-Blanc
Technical Project Management
T +49.160.96018925
F +49.7621.702.4753

Michael Simolka
T +49.7621.163.345.14
F +49.7621.163.345.19

René Herzogenrath
CAD Designer
T +49.7621.702.3260
F +49.7621.702.4751

Philipp Peil
CAD Designer
T +49.7621.702.3753
F +49.7621.702.4751