WEDNESDAY MATINEE (DE) | 11 October 2023
10 am, Vitra Schaudepot

Our highly popular robots display has been augmented and added to. It now includes more than one thousand toy robots, space toys, comic book characters, merchandising products, and folk art from the collection of Rolf Fehlbaum, Chairman Emeritus, Vitra. Discover a world in which industry, popular culture, and imagination are united in a modern Wunderkammer!

€10.00 per person, registration not required

Iwan Baan: Moments in Architecture 
OPENING (EN) | 20 October 2023 
6 pm, Fire Station 
7 pm, Vitra Design Museum
Iwan Baan is one of today’s leading photographers of architecture and the built environment. On the occasion of the exhibition opening, Iwan Baan will offer insights into his creative process. Together with architects Lina Ghotmeh and Manuel Herz, they will discuss architecture and urbanism in a world in upheaval – and about how photography can depict and influence this world. The talk will be hosted by Mea Hoffmann, curator of the exhibition. After the opening talk, it will be possible to purchase the exhibition catalogue and have it signed by Iwan Baan. 

The talk will be held in English. 

Free admission, RSVP at events@design-museum.de 

Tane Garden House
OPENING (EN) | 17 November 2023
6 pm, Vitra Design Museum Gallery

Another architectural highlight was added to the Vitra Campus in summer 2023, when the Garden House designed by architect Tsuyoshi Tane was set up between the Umbrella House and the Oudolf Garden. The exhibition in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery offers insights into Tane’s work and presents his idea of an »archaeology of the future« defining memory as the driving force behind new architecture. Discover the architectural origins of the Garden House in the memory of the place in which it now stands, meet tnbg vühe architect, and join us in celebrating the exhibition opening!

Free admission, registration: events@design-museum.de

Basel Museums Night
SPECIAL (DE/EN) | 19 January 2024
6 pm – 2 am, Vitra Campus

As part of the Basel Museums Night, a broad array of activities will take place on the Vitra Campus. Join a guided tour of the exhibition »Iwan Baan: Moments in Architecture«, get inspired by the world’s most exciting buildings, and enhance your skills with your own camera. Visit Sabine Marcelis exhibition »Colour Rush« in the Vitra Schaudepot and immerse yourself in its unique experience, or take part in workshops, games, and other events in a programme full of discoveries.


Iwan Baan: Moments in Architecture
WEDNESDAY MATINEE (DE) | 24 January 2024
10 am, Vitra Design Museum

Guided tour of the first large retrospective of works by Iwan Baan. The Dutch photographer portrays architecture not as an abstract ideal, but as the setting of everyday life, an organic part of the urban fabric – from suburban sprawl to booming metropolises, from Africa to America and Asia.

€10.00 per person, registration not required

Hello, Architecture! Afternoon Storytime
SPECIAL (DE) | 4 February 2024
3–5 pm, Vitra Design Museum

This afternoon storytime, hosted in the current exhibition on the photographic works of Iwan Baan, introduces some architecture books for children. Your kids will see famous buildings and bustling megacities, learn what architects and construction workers do, and discover all sorts of curious and memorable facts. Recommended for ages 4 to 10. Event in German.

Admission to the museum includes the storytime session.
Admission to the museum is free for children under 13

Deli Cinema
»Das Versprechen – Architekt BV Doshi«
Introducing Director Jan Schmidt-Garre
SPECIAL (DE/EN) | 29 February 2024
6.30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

Balkrishna V. Doshi (1927–2023) ranks among the leading pioneers of modern architecture in India. While his early collaborations with Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn had a significant impact on his architecture, he had a deep understanding of local needs and building traditions as well. In 2018, he was awarded the Pritzker Prize for his life’s work. Jan Schmidt-Garre’s empathetic portrait highlights Doshi’s focus on the intimate link between people and the built environment. Prior to the film, he will talk about his experiences during its making and explain his cinematic approach to Doshi’s works.

Screening in English with German subtitles.
Free admission, registration: events@design-museum.de