Transform! Designing the Future of Energy

Transform! Designing the Future of Energy

23.03.2024 – 01.09.2024

Vitra Design Museum

Energy is the main driving force of our society; energy is political, energy is invisible, energy is omnipresent. All of the buildings, infrastructure and products related to the generation, distribution and utilization of energy are created by human beings. Consequently, design plays a key role in the current transition to renewable energy. The exhibition »Transform! Designing the Future of Energy« shines a light on the transformation of the energy sector from the perspective of design: from everyday products that use renewable energy to the design of solar houses and wind power stations; from smart mobility systems to futuristic visions of self-sufficient cities. What are the criteria for designing an energy-efficient product? How can design contribute to an increase in the use of renewable energy sources? How can industry, government policies and every one of us help to achieve the transition to a sustainable future?

Image: XTU architectes, X_Land, Rendering, 2020 © XTU architectes

Transform! Designing the Future of Energy

Science Fiction Design: From Space Age to Metaverse

Science Fiction Design: From Space Age to Metaverse

18.05.2024 – 11.05.2025

Vitra Schaudepot

How was and is the future being imagined in design? The annual presentation at the Vitra Schaudepot is dedicated to the vision of a new world, and crosses a bridge from the furnishing in early science fiction movies to design for virtual spaces. Groundbreaking design objects from the collection of the Vitra Design Museum show how technical innovations and design utopias have found their way into our everyday lives and directly shape our everyday world.

Image: Lloyd Schwan, Statuette, 1995 © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Jürgen Hans

Science Fiction Design: From Space Age to Metaverse

Nike: Form Follows Motion

Nike: Form Follows Motion

21.09.2024 – 02.03.2025

Vitra Design Museum

In autumn 2024 the Vitra Design Museum will present the first ever museum exhibition about Nike, the world’s most revered sport brand. The exhibition will mark the milestones in Nike’s fifty year history and will explore its ascent into a global brand that holds a central role in popular culture. The focus of the exhibition is on Nike’s design practice – from the company’s beginnings in the 1960s and the design of its famous »swoosh« logo to iconic products such as Air Max and current research devoted to future materials and sustainability.

Image: Original Swoosh Design by Carolyn Davidson, 1972
© Courtesy of Nike, Inc.

Nike: Form Follows Motion