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.
30.09.2017 – 25.02.2018Vitra Design MuseumDetails
09.09.2017 – 11.02.2018GalleryDetails
30.09.2017 – 25.02.2018SchaudepotDetails
30.09.2017 – 25.02.2018Fire StationDetails
26.10.2017 – 14.04.2018Design Museum GentBelgium
22.12.2017 – 04.03.2018Hangaram Art Museum, SeoulKorea
14.10.2017 – 07.01.2018High Museum of Art, AtlantaUSA
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 Scenes12.05., 09.06., 14.07., 11.08., 08.09.2017 3 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.
Over the course of a professional and personal partnership lasting nearly four decades, Charles and Ray Eames worked together with their employees in the Eames Office to develop many individual pieces and groups of furniture that are regarded today as design icons. These include the Plywood Group, the Fibreglass Armchair and Side Chair, the Aluminium Group and the legendary Eames Lounge Chair. Such designs were the result of a development process in which intensive research and playful experimentation went hand in hand, often extending over a period of several years – if not decades. Materials and production methods were critically examined and tested before an object acquired its final form. Even after a design had entered production, it was continually refined and further developed. Emerging from the trials with different materials and moulds were a large number of experimental prototypes, as well as many variations of individual furniture pieces, and the tools and instruments necessary for their manufacture. The majority of these experimental models and tools from the Eameses‘ furniture archive have been in the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum since 1988. A representative selection of these pieces is being shown for the first time in an exhibition dedicated solely to this topic. Three areas of emphasis offer insights into the Eameses’ design philosophy, conceptual approach and development process: chair shells, bases and tools. Experiments and studies for one-, two- and three-piece seat shells made of plywood, aluminium or fibreglass illustrate the couple’s quest over many years to create comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, industrially manufactured chairs, which were employed by the Eameses in a wide variety of settings. Models and prototypes of furniture bases made of steel wire or aluminium demonstrate how many stages a design had to progress through before it was finally ready for mass production. Charles and Ray Eames’s comprehensive view of the designer’s task is exemplified by the wide array of tools they constructed for ergonomic research or for the fabrication of their experimental furniture. The title of the exhibition refers to the hot press machine built by the Eameses in their Los Angeles apartment in 1941 for the purpose of moulding plywood. They named the device the »Kazam! machine« because of its seemingly magical ability to transform thin, flat layers of wood into a three-dimensional seat shell.