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 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 Basel-based architecture firm Christ & Gantenbein, founded by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein in 1998, has achieved international renown over the past decade, especially with buildings for cultural institutions. These include the renovation and expansion of Kunstmuseum Basel and the National Museum Zurich as well as the expansion of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne. In their talk, Christ & Gantenbein discuss the connections between historical architecture and today’s world. They present unique projects that consistently explore the fundamental qualities and true essence of architecture itself. Free admission
In his widely acclaimed photographs, Dutch artist Bas Princen portrays architecture and urban landscapes. His current works examine the unique features and details of architecture from across the centuries and the role that images have always played in it. His experiments with photography and architecture intermingle the characteristics of these media and blur the boundaries between them. Thus the large-scale close-ups in the exhibition represent architecture while themselves becoming architectural objects. The motifs vary from Renaissance tapestries and nineteenth-century steel constructions to buildings by Le Corbusier. 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.
The Danish designer Hans J. Wegner was a key figure in post-war Scandinavian furniture design, which is currently experiencing a renaissance. Christian Holmsted Olesen, author of the standard monograph on Wegner, »Just One Good Chair«, will speak about Hans J. Wegner’s work in the context of Danish design. In his quest to create the perfect chair, Wegner designed more than 500 different models, many of which are regarded as furniture classics today. Free admission
A leading protagonist of Danish modernism, Hans J. Wegner made himself a name with furniture designs that harmoniously combine rationalist functionalism, a poetic aesthetic, and the Danish tradition of expert joinery. By reinterpreting historical furniture types, Wegner created numerous twentieth-century classics, many of which may be found in the holdings of the Vitra Design Museum. A monographic exhibition in the Schaudepot now shows pieces such as the Wishbone Chair (1950), the Peacock Chair (1948), and the Round Chair (1950) also known simply as »The Chair«. Further artefacts and a number of films offer insights into Wegner’s perfectionist attention to even the smallest details of furniture construction. Free admission
€ 85.00 per person, registration at info(at)design-museum.de
What explains the allure of legendary clubs like New York’s Studio 54 or the Palladium? What roles do design, music, architecture, fashion, and lighting play in this context? In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition »Night Fever«, these questions will be discussed by prominent guests: Ben Kelly, architect and designer of the Haçienda nightclub in Manchester (1982), graphic artist Peter Saville, who created album covers for bands such as Joy Division and OMD, and Konstantin Grcic, exhibition designer for »Night Fever«. The show’s curator, Jochen Eisenbrand, will host the conversation together with design historian and co-curator Catharine Rossi. Free admission, registration: email@example.com
Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Since the twentieth century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. »Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today« is the first exhibition to give a comprehensive overview of the design history of the nightclub, examining its cultural context. Examples range from Italian clubs of the 1960s created by the protagonists of Radical Design to the legendary Studio 54 where Andy Warhol was a regular, from the Palladium in New York designed by Arata Isozaki to more recent concepts by the OMA architecture studio for the Ministry of Sound in London. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters, flyers and fashion, the exhibition incorporates music, light and spatial installations to take visitors on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour and subcultures – always in search of the night that never ends. Free admission
Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Since the 20th century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. »Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today« is the first exhibition to give a comprehensive overview of the design history of the nightclub, examining its cultural context. Examples range from Italian clubs of the 1960s created by the protagonists of Radical Design to the legendary Studio 54 where Andy Warhol was a regular, from the Palladium in New York designed by Arata Isozaki to more recent concepts by the OMA architecture studio for the Ministry of Sound in London. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters, flyers and fashion, the exhibition incorporates music, light and spatial installations to take visitors on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour and subcultures – always in search of the night that never ends.
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
What were the key developments that led to the growth of DJ culture? Who were its pioneers? And how did DJs come to make a profound impact on the entire music industry? British DJ and author Bill Brewster and co-author Frank Broughton explore this chapter of music history in their cult book »Last Night a DJ Saved My Life« (first edition 1999). In his talk, Brewster describes the key figures of DJ culture and the transformation of the DJ from a mere service provider to an acclaimed star. Free admission
In this open workshop on Easter Monday, participants of all ages are invited to make their own unique springtime decorations by using wire and feathers to construct slender pendant figures. The workshop takes place in the Vitra Schaudepot Lab. Free admission
Curator Heng Zhi takes visitors on a guided tour of the temporary exhibition »Hans J. Wegner. Designing Danish Modern«, reporting on her research and conveying background information about the Danish architect and designer, who is also known as the »Master of the Chair«. € 10.00 per person
First emerging in Italy during the 1960s, the Radical Design movement sought to change social conditions by means of experimental designs. The avant-garde met in and even created newly established nightclubs that gave expression to their design ideas: the Piper club in Rome and Space Electronic in Florence were just two examples of entirely new spatial concepts that aimed to explore new architecture and design practices. Catharine Rossi, design historian and co-curator of the exhibition »Night Fever«, speaks about pioneering Italian clubs that were far ahead of their time. Free admission
Affordable design for all – this idea, which is as old as design itself, has lost none of its relevance. The »Hartz IV furniture« by Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel translates the concept into the digital age: with simple objects whose construction plans people can download from the internet and build as a DIY project. For his workshop at the Vitra Design Museum, Le-Mentzel created a brand-new design – the Weil Chair – which participants will be able to build and take home with them. Registration: info(at)design-museum.de , € 115.00 per person
Over the past years, the Dutch photographer Bas Princen has gained international acclaim for his suggestive artistic idiom and his collaborative work with OFFICE, the Belgian architectural firm headed by Kersten Geers and David van Seeveren. In the Gallery, Princen presents a new series of works that question the accepted conventions of architectural photography: What is architecture, what is a picture? Where do the boundaries between them lie? How do images of architecture shape our understanding of the built environment? Free admission
Discover the «24 Stops» along the Rehberger-Weg on one of our guided walks in German and find out more about the artist, the individual objects and the landscape in which they are set. Start: 2pm, alternately from the Fondation Beyeler or Vitra Campus, duration: 2 hours, price: CHF 10.- / EUR 10.- per person. The price includes a shuttle bus back to the starting point. Our guided walks take place whatever the weather. More information
Electronic music has strongly influenced club culture over the past decades and is now characterised by a great diversity of styles. With his book »Energy Flash«, published in 1998, the British cultural journalist and author Simon Reynolds presented the first chronicle of this movement. Reynolds speaks about his extensive research within subcultures and in nightclubs, about interviews with major figures and about current trends in the club scene. Free admission
To explore more deeply the wealth and variety of the «24 Stops» along the Rehberger-Weg and their surroundings, we are offering a series of themed tours led by experts in German. Start: 4pm, alternately from the Fondation Beyeler or Vitra Campus, duration: 2 hours, price: CHF 10.- / EUR 10.- per person. The price includes a shuttle bus back to the starting point. Our Expert Tours take place whatever the weather.
Vineyards along the Rehberger-Weg – On this tour, you will hear about the fascinating history of winegrowing and gain insights into the annual cycle of the vine and the seasonal tasks carried out in the vineyard. You will learn interesting facts about the past and present of the local winegrowing industry. More information
3D printing is often seen as the manufacturing method of the future, revolutionizing the way things are produced and distributed. But how does 3D printing actually work? What are the future prospects and possibilities for the field? During this special event, experts will answer questions and print objects live on location. Free admission