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.
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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 Scenes12.05., 09.06., 14.07., 11.08., 08.09.2017 3 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.
Historical design objects – known as vintage designs – are currently all the rage: one of the best examples is the Eames Plastic Chair, which is rarely lacking in any style-conscious interior. But what lies behind this fashion? Is it about status symbols? Are people yearning for the patina of history? Or are they trying to flee the present and recreate a seemingly better past? Participants in this discussion panel will examine the popularity of vintage design from social and philosophical perspectives. Our guests include Margit J. Mayer (journalist and former editor-in-chief of AD) and Frederik Frede (founder of the blog »Freunde von Freunden«). Free admission
Charles and Ray Eames are regarded as two of the most important figures in twentieth-century design and have influenced generations of designers across the globe. No other name in design is so closely associated with technical perfection and a timeless aesthetic – but also with the playful start-up culture of the American West Coast, which was strongly impacted by the Eameses. The major retrospective »Charles & Ray Eames. The Power of Design« offers a comprehensive overview of the work of this legendary designer couple, ranging from furniture and interiors to exhibitions, films and photographs, while also portraying their everyday work in the Eames Office in Venice, California. The show features a unique selection of original objects, drawings, sculptures, film installations and many other works that are being presented together for the first time. Presented in collaboration with the Barbican Centre, London and The Eames Office.
John Primer is a true blues legend. Born in Mississippi, the guitarist, singer and songwriter learned his craft in the bands of Muddy Waters and Magic Slim. He has been twice nominated for a Grammy and is a repeat recipient of the Blues Music Award. Primer and his band will present an evening of classic, energy-filled Chicago Blues in the Depot Deli. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.reservix.de, € 15.00 per person at the door
Film still from »Powers of Ten«, 1977 Light and illumination play an especially important role during the Advent season. In this design workshop, participants create atmospheric lighting for their home with light sculptures built from various materials such as wire, glass and wood. € 65.00 per person, registration at: email@example.com
The Vitra Design Museum maintains the world’s largest collection of Eames furniture. In an exclusive guided tour, curator Jolanthe Kugler and Susanne Graner, head of the museum collection, discuss examples from these holdings and give insights into the design philosophy of Charles and Ray Eames and their use of innovative materials. € 10.00 per person
Berlin-based architect Arno Brandlhuber is considered one of the most original and critical thinkers on the architectural scene. He gets involved in political issues, questions luxuryoriented building and opposes structural regulations and restrictions. Set to begin teaching as a professor at ETH Zurich in autumn, Brandlhuber will address the topic of ruins, discussing the extent to which the reconception and repurposing of buildings in decay constitutes a sustainable architectural practice. The event is a cooperative project and part of the series archithese kontext. Free admission
The furnishings on display in the Schaudepot are made from a diverse range of materials. Some are made of wood or metal, while others are manufactured from old clothing or 3D-printed plastics. As materials detectives, we investigate selected objects and experiment with various materials. For children aged 6 to 12, € 7.00 per child, registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal-shaped Himmeli made of straw are an indispensable fixture of the Christmas season in Scandinavia. Inspired by this tradition, visitors have the opportunity to construct their own Himmeli in an open workshop at the Schaudepot Lab on the third Sunday of Advent. Free admission
Charles and Ray Eames were closely linked with the optimistic spirit of the American west coast. In California, the American way of life was densely interwoven with influences from other cultures, particularly Mexico, but also Asian countries. This lively mix provides the inspiration for a special evening that offers museum visitors the opportunity to enjoy Californian fusion cuisine along with the exhibition on Charles and Ray Eames. The evening begins with an exclusive guided tour of the exhibition, followed by a Californian dinner. € 52.00 per person incl. dinner, registration: email@example.com
The Museum Night 2018 on the Vitra Campus is wholly dedicated to Charles and Ray Eames. Visitors can view some of their most captivating films, print postcards with Eames motifs, and enjoy special guided tours. The opportunity to make replicas of legendary Eames toys will allow participants to immerse themselves in the designer couple’s oeuvre. Drinks and jazz music are on offer in the Depot Deli.
Many technical innovations emerge from a context about which little is known, namely military purposes and war. For instance, the first moulded plywood objects made by Charles and Ray Eames during World War II were produced for the U.S. Navy. Today many innovations, especially in the field of robotics and digital technologies, are originally developed for a military environment. Design historian Jane Pavitt has taught as a professor at Kingston University in London since 2017 and co-curated the exhibition »Cold War Modern: Design 1945–1970«. Paul Feigelfeld is a media theorist and researches media in a military context. Together they discuss the ambivalent relationship between war, the military and design. Free admission
In this workshop, visitors can construct a full-size reproduction of Gerrit Rietveld's most famous chair design – the Red-Blue Chair. 115.00 € per person, registration at info(at)design-museum.de