Science Fiction Design: From the Space Age to the Metaverse
OPENING (EN) | 17 May 2024
6 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

The fascinating dialogue between science fiction and design is the subject of a new exhibition in the Vitra Schaudepot. Over 100 objects from the museum’s collection will be staged in a futuristic display by the visual artist and designer Andrés Reisinger. Extending from the early twentieth century through the Space Age of the 1960s and ’70s, and beyond to include recent design objects that have been conceived exclusively for the virtual worlds of the metaverse.

We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition
on Friday, 17 May 2024, 6 pm at the Vitra Schaudepot.

Drinks and Music
Depot Deli
RSVP until 15 May 2024: events@design-museum.de

The Heliotrope House: Home and Power Plant
EXCURSION (DE)| 1 June 2024
2 pm, Heliotrop, Freiburg (DE)

Designed by Freiburg-based architect Rolf Disch, the Heliotrope House rotates with the sun and its solar panels produce five times as much energy as its inhabitants need. In winter, it turns towards the sun to let in light and warmth, while in summer, it rotates to provide shade and coolness. Join Büro Disch’s Tobias Bube on a tour of the building and discover an architecture based on innovative and sustainable principles!

Free admission, limited numbers; please register at events@design-museum.de

Sustainable Building in Basel: Office for Environment and Energy
EXCURSION (DE) | 22 June 2024
2 pm, Basel

The new building for the Office for Environment and Energy (AUE) in Canton Basel-Stadt is a milestone of sustainable architecture and engineering. Developed for a densely urban inner city location, the design by jessenvollenweider architects has a fully solar façade to cover the building’s electric energy needs, which an intelligent interior design reduces to a minimum. Heating energy is drawn from Basel’s district heating system. Join studio architect Sven Kowalewsky on a guided tour and discover the building’s unique architectural features!

Free admission, limited numbers; please register at events@design-museum.de 

New Food Futures: Mayar El Bakry
TOUR & DINNER (DE) | 31 August 2024
6 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

Inspired by the exhibition »Transform! Designing the Future of Energy«, chef and research designer Mayar El Bakry creates a culinary masterpiece based on a sustainable approach to preparing and producing food. El Bakry introduces recipes and methods that focus on seasonal and regional supplies and follow the zero-waste principle. The evening begins with a guided tour of the exhibition, followed by dinner in the Depot Deli.

If you would like to learn more about Mayar El Bakry’s sustainable cuisine, join the »New Food Futures« workshop, also on 31 August, for an hands-on experience and food for thought!

€ 75 per person

Please register at https://design-museum.reservix.de/p/reservix/group/470924