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 +email@example.com
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.
From ready-made armchairs constructed from old car seats to innovative carbon fibre furniture: Ron Arad’s works have never adhered to conventional boundaries. The exhibition provides a survey of his oeuvre, featuring spectacular objects from the collection. These include early pieces of metal furniture created at his first studio, such as the Rover Chair and Big Easy, but also newer models resulting from the translation of Arad’s experimental approach into serial production. The exhibition conveys the boundless energy of his works, while simultaneously revealing surprisingly functional details – a combination that distinguishes Arad as one of the most important designers of the past decades.Opening: 07.06.2018, 6:30 pm
GalleryDutch designer Christien Meindertsma pursues projects that look behind the scenes of modern industrial production, exploring the themes of sustainability, material research, and product life cycles with a poetic eye. In her book »PIG 05049« (2007), she documented how many products are derived from the various parts of a single pig. Her Flax Chair (2015) is a minimalist, yet elegant piece of furniture made of an innovative material based on flax fibres. The exhibition presents Meindertsma’s most important works and new research projects. It shows how designers maintain a critical view of the man-made environment and create novel and surprising everyday objects.
Opening: 17. 08.2018
The designer, author, and design activist Victor J. Papanek (1923–1998) anticipated an understanding of design as a tool for political change and social good that is more relevant today than ever. His seminal book »Design for the Real World« (1971) became a manifesto of design activism and remains one of the most widely read books on design ever published. The Vitra Design Museum now presents the first Papanek retrospective worldwide. Alongside numerous objects, films, and graphics never before shown in an exhibition, »Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design« also features works by contemporaries like George Nelson, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Marshall McLuhan, and the radical design group Global Tools. It examines Papanek’s preoccupation with the socially excluded, his commitment to the interests of areas then called the »Third World«, as well as his attention to ecology, bionics, sustainability, and anti-consumerism. Contemporary works from the fields of critical and social design complement the historical references, showing just how influential Papanek’s legacy has become today.An exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum in collaboration with the Victor J. Papanek Foundation, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Image:Victor J. Papanek, ‘The minimal design team’, section from Big Character Poster No. 1: Work Chart for Designers,  (1973), © University of Applied Arts Vienna, Victor J. Papanek Foundation