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 +email@example.com
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.
Vitra Design Museum Gallery
Dutch artist Bas Princen (*1975 in Rotterdam) is widely acclaimed for his portrayals of architecture and urban landscapes. The exhibition at Vitra Design Museum Gallery provides an insight into Princen’s ongoing examination of the relationship between architecture and image. The built structures depicted in the photographs originate from diverse locations and eras. They include Italian Renaissance buildings, a gargoyle atop the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the first Crystal Palace in London, the New York skyline of the 1930s or the home that architect Robert Venturi built for his mother in Philadelphia. Each of the large-scale photographic works encapsulates different facets of Princen’s explorations. Like a number of his contemporaries, Princen is concerned with the question of what happens to the spatial and material qualities of architecture once a three-dimensional structure is translated into a flat photographic image. For example, the photographer explores how images have been an intrinsic part of architecture – as wall paintings, tapestries or various spatial and material compositions – but simultaneously investigates the relationship between image and architecture in the history of photography.
For this exhibition, Princen has employed large-scale photographs and his specially developed technique of printing on Japanese rice paper to create more than the mere representation of a building. Instead, the image is intended to be perceived as an actual material object in itself. In doing so, Princen encourages the viewer to form a new relationship with both, the architecture and its image.
The trained industrial designer and architect Bas Princen focuses his lense on the transformation of landscapes around his environment. His works are based on unremarkable places, the edge of cities, where urban growth meets the reduction of nature. In his works Princen attempts to render stark reality as faithfully as possible, Princen objectifies urban space in a comparable way, but with an ironic twist. The photographer belongs to a new generation of photographers who in their very own way make reference to so-called »New Topographics«. In 2010 he was awarded with the Silver Lion for his collaborative work with OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen at the Venice Architecture Biennale.In celebration of the exhibition »Bas Princen. Image and Architecture« TALK with Bas Princen on Thursday, 26 April 2018, 6:30 pm, Vitra Design Museum Gallery