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.
Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today
17.03. – 09.09.2018Museum
Bas Princen. Image and Architecture
24.02. – 05.08.2018Gallery
Ron Arad: Yes to the Uncommon!
08.06. – 14.10.2018Schaudepot
The Vitra Design Museum Collection – 1800 to the Present
Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine
27.05. - 04.11.2018Gewerbemuseum WintherthurSwitzerland
Alvar Aalto - Second Nature
09.03. - 01.07.2018Cité de l'Architecture, Paris France
Together! The New Architecture of the Collective
25.03. - 30.06.2018CID, HornuBelgium
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.
"The casbah of Algiers has everything: all the elements of an architecture that shows immeasurable sensitivity to human needs and desires". With this statement, Le Corbusier expressed his great admiration for the architecture of the Orient. Following in his footsteps, many of today's architects and designers draw inspiration from the Arab world. At the same time, due to the present political situation, our knowledge of these countries is generally limited to daily news reports on politics and social issues. The Vitra Design Museum explored the myths and realities of the Arab world in its exhibition "Living Under the Crescent Moon" which offered a comprehensive and fascinating survey of Arab domestic cultures. The exhibition demonstrated the diversity of domestic lifestyles between Morocco, Syria and the Arabian peninsula – from the nomadic tents of the Tuareg or Bedouins to Moroccan casbahs; from the grand courtyard houses in cities such as Marrakech, Damascus or Cairo to buildings by twentieth-century architects like Hassan Fathy, Elie Mouyal or Abdelwahed El-Wakil. Numerous models and reconstructed room environments provided visitors with an opportunity to physically experience various building types, while domestic objects such as ceramics, textiles, tools and architectural elements offered impressions of everyday customs. The elaborate spatial installation also conveyed the refined sensuality of life in Arab countries. Especially for the exhibition, numerous photographs and films were produced that documented forms of domestic life virtually unknown to outsiders. With interiors of private homes on display, "Living Under the Crescent Moon" offered the visitor insights into a previously little known realm of the Arab world, for the private sphere has traditionally been protected from strangers. Since no area of daily life is as familiar as our domestic environment, the exhibition made it possible for the visitor to compare his or her own living situation with life in the Arab world. It became evident that the challenges to design remain the same: What solutions are required by the daily routines of private life with regard to sleeping, eating, home life, housekeeping? How do decoration, form and function relate to one another in buildings and objects? To what extent do ornaments, symbols and colours express cultural identity even today? In its treatment of these issues, the rich heritage of Arab domestic cultures often reveals an astonishing modernity, whether one considers the reductive formal qualities of many things, the multi-functional uses of rooms and objects, the systems to regulate interior temperatures, or the efficient use of water. Architects such as Hassan Fathy from Egypt or Moroccan Elie Mouyal have utilised many of these solutions in their buildings, wedding them with elements of modern architecture. The influence of modernism was considerably advanced by architects such as Jean-Francois Zévaco, Edmond Brion, Wolfgang Ewerth, Michel Ecochard, Yona Friedman, Frei Otto and others. Beginning in the 1930s, they used Arab countries as important fields of experimentation and continued to develop the International Style there. The importance that the Arab world has since acquired with respect to international architecture is evident in view of projects by Arata Isozaki or Studio 65 for residential villas on the Arabian peninsula, but also in Jean Nouvel's Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. The exhibition "Living Under the Crescent Moon" also showed negative aspects of the radical modernisation of Arabian architecture, such as the decay of historic city centres, the population shift from rural to urban areas and the emergence of uniformly drab satellite towns. Many of the traditional forms of living presented in the exhibition "Living Under the Crescent Moon" may have been documented there for the last time.
Exhibition tour23.02.2008 - 31.08.2008, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany15.11.2007 - 08.12.2007, Ex Cathédrale du Sacré Coeur, Casablanca, Marokko23.03.2007 - 21.05.2007, National Museum of Singapore, Singapur, Singapore23.11.2006 - 04.02.2007, TCDC Thailand Creative and Design Center, Bangkok, Thailand02.12.2005 - 22.01.2006, Arquerias de Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid, Spain11.06.2005 - 18.09.2005, MART, Rovereto, Italy09.10.2004 - 09.01.2005, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands17.06.2004 - 15.08.2004, IVAM, Valencia, Spain18.07.2003 - 18.01.2004, Vitra Design Museum Berlin, Germany