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.
17.03. – 09.09.2018Museum
24.02. – 05.08.2018Gallery
02.03. – 03.06.2018Schaudepot
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 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.
Isamu Noguchi (1904 - 1988) was widely considered among the most important sculptors and designers of his day. His definition of sculpture was a broad one, and he therefore not only created sculptures, but also designed stage sets, luminaries, furniture and public spaces. The Vitra Design Museum was proud to launch the first large solo exhibition devoted to this multi-talented American artist in Europe. The show’s 80 exhibits, which have never been presented in this combination before, illustrate Noguchi’s amazing versatility, as well as underlining his interdisciplinary and intercultural approach. Internationally famous theatre director and choreographer Robert Wilson, who designed the exhibition, created an atmospheric installation and quite unique sound and lighting to display Noguchi’s works to full advantage.Noguchi grew up in the United States and Japan. On moving to New York in the 1920s he first came into contact with Western avant-garde art. In 1927, he spent six months in Paris on a Guggenheim scholarship, working in Constantin Brancusi’s studio, a stay which decisively shaped his artistic training. Of equal importance for his later career was his training under masters of traditional Asian painting and pottery during a trip to China and Japan in1930 - 1. On returning to New York, this traveler between East and West became acquainted with Martha Graham – a meeting which resulted in a highly fruitful process of artistic collaboration. Up until the 1960s, Noguchi designed 21 stage sets for this outstanding representative of modern dance. They were generally very reduced, yet full of tension, such as the sets for Herodiade (1944), or Judith (1950), both of which could be seen in the exhibition.During the 1940s and 1950s, Noguchi created his most famous furniture designs, the Coffee Table with its sculptural look, and the ingenious Chess Table (1944), both for Herman Miller, as well as the refined Rocking Stool for Knoll International. During his stay in Japan in 1951, Noguchi developed a strong enthusiasm for Asian lamps made of paper and bamboo. He combined traditional manufacturing techniques with new shapes, replaced the candles with electric bulbs, and thus created the first akaris – light sculptures for daily use.Noguchi’s sculptures often encourage a practical use: There is the Garden Seat (1963) made of basalt and granite, or the Water Table (1968), whose hollows not only collect water, but would serve just as well as a bird bath. As for the Slide Mantra, an organically shaped sculpture fashioned in white marble, with which he represented the United States at the 1986 Venice Biennial, it is also ideally suited for children to play on.For his art projects in public spaces, Noguchi often collaborated with famous architects. In 1951, for instance, at the suggestion of Kenzo Tange, he designed the railings for two bridges located in the Hiroshima Peace Park. In the United States, he cooperated for years with Gordon Bunshaft from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architect’s office, with whom, for example, he made the Sunken Garden for Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (1960 - 64). During the 1970s and 1980s, the dimensions of such commissions increased. Sadly, it was not possible until after Noguchi’s death to begin work on his last and largest project, the 162-hectare Moere Numa Park in Sapporo (1988 - 2004).
Exhibition tour05.02.2006 - 14.05.2006, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, USA09.06.2005 - 05.09.2005, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA09.06.2004 - 20.10.2004, Isamu Noguchi Fondation, New York, USA23.05.2003 - 07.09.2003, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands14.03.2003 - 04.05.2003, MART, Trento, Italy23.09.2002 - 14.12.2002, Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris, Paris, France21.05.2002 - 26.08.2002, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain08.12.2001 - 01.05.2002, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany19.07.2001 - 18.11.2001, Design Museum, London, Great Britain