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
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.
Le Corbusier’s impressively wide-ranging oeuvre covers a period of 60 years – from his early works in his Swiss hometown of La Chaux-de-Fonds, proceeding to the white, cubic buildings of the 1920s, such as the iconic Villa Savoye (1928 - 31), and culminating in the late works of the 1950s and ’60s, for which the Chapel of Ronchamp (1950 - 55) and the buildings for the Indian city of Chandigarh (1952 - 64) are prominent examples. This multitude of works is presented in the exhibition with a chronological overview. Divided into three largely independent sections entitled ‘Contexts’, ‘Privacy and Publicity’ and ‘Built Art’, the show also focuses on major themes in his work, such as his ongoing interest in the Mediterranean and the Orient, his shift toward organic forms in the 1930s, as well as his exploration of new technologies and media. The result is an holistic understanding of Le Corbusier’s oeuvre, whose central idea of the ‘synthèse des arts’ led to the typically Corbusian connection between architecture, urban planning, painting, design, film and other disciplines.The core of the exhibition is made up of numerous artefacts on loan from the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris. These includes 20 original paintings, 8 sculptures, numerous vintage furniture pieces, approximately 80 original drawings and plans, about 50 first editions from Le Corbusier’s library and more than 70 objects from the architect’s personal collection, which provided him with inspiration, source material and demonstration objects. This selection is complemented by rarities from European and American collections. With a rich variety of media, the exhibition illuminates the most important factors in the creative process of Le Corbusier’s projects by identifying their historical sources and revealing some of their underlying technical, formal and philosophical preoccupations. The aim of the exhibition is to present a decidedly contemporary view of Le Corbusier’s work by incorporating the results of recent scholarly research as well as some critical aspects, while also providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject for younger generations who already regard his oeuvre primarily within the context of twentieth-century cultural history. The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue featuring 398 pages and ca. 500 reproduced images. Along with an illustrated biography of the architect, the book also contains essays on the central themes of the exhibition by Stanislaus von Moos, Arthur Rüegg, Jean-Louis Cohen, Beatriz Colomina, Niklas Maak, Mateo Kries and others. These texts are complemented by visual dossiers showing the artefacts as well as numerous examples of previously unpublished visual material. The catalogue is available at each of the exhibition locations, from international book dealers or at the online shop of the Vitra Design Museum. Curators: Stanislaus von Moos, Arthur Rüegg, Mateo Kries
Exhibition tour09.07.2009 - 05.10.2009, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany19.02.2009 - 24.05.2009, Barbican Art Gallery, presented in partnership with the RIBA, London, Great Britain02.10.2008 - 18.01.2009, RIBA - The Crypt, Metropolitan Cathedral of the King, Liverpool, Great Britain19.05.2008 - 17.08.2008, Museu Berardo, Lissabon, Portugal28.09.2007 - 10.02.2008, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany26.05.2007 - 02.09.2007, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands