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.
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.
The Vitra Design Museum miniatures collection has acquired a cult following: In 1992 the museum began reproducing design classics at a scale of 1:6 in a labor-intensive manufacturing process that replicated even the smallest details of their original counterparts. Four new digitally manufactured miniatures will be presented to the public within the framework of Milan Design Week's Fuorisalone from April 17 to 22, 2018.These four new miniatures of 21st century design icons-the originals of which are housed in museum collections across the world and traded at premium prices-were developed in close cooperation with their original designers. Vitra Design Museum's miniatures help make designs that were often produced in very limited editions available to a larger circle of collectors and enthusiasts, and serve a variety of purposes: accessories for design fans, collectables for design enthusiasts or study objects for scholars. Sketch Chair (2015) by the Swedish design group Front is one of Vitra Design Museum's new miniatures. The object questions traditional conceptions of design while retaining the intuitive character of the initial sketch, translated into a piece of seating furniture. A miniature of Joris Laarman's Bone Chair (2006), which is reminiscent of a human skeleton, will also be revealed. The chair was designed with the help of software that enabled efficient construction for optimal stability while using the least amount of material possible. One was recently sold for nearly 400,000 euros at auction. Sinterchair (2002) by German designer-duo Vogt & Weizenegger is the first piece of furniture that was produced on an industrial scale employing a 3D printing technology-the same technology used for the miniatures. Solid C2 (2004) by French designer Patrick Jouin is also made using a 3D printing technique, manufactured out of a single piece that is refined by hand. Including these four new pieces, the Vitra Design Museum miniature collection now contains around 70 replicas, including 19th century design classics by the likes of Thonet or Charles Rennie Mackintosh, key modern pieces by the likes of Marcel Breuer or Charlotte Perriand and Radical Design objects such as the lip sofa Bocca. As miniatures these objects bear witness to a design culture that has long become part of our collective consciousness.
The licensing fees of the miniatures support the work of their original designers and estates. Despite of their success story, the miniatures have always remained a cultural project. All proceeds benefit the work of Vitra Design Museum: from exhibitions, research, communications to the preservation of the originals in the museum collection. The miniatures thus don't only document design history-they have become part of the history of design themselves.