Plastic: Remaking Our World

Exhibition programme


Exhibition tour »Plastic: Remaking Our World«

Until 4 September 2022: Regular tours in German
on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays
1 pm, Vitra Design Museum

Tours in English upon request
Inquiries and bookings:


Plastic and the Industry
DIGITAL TALK (DE) | 21 July 2022
6 pm, YouTube

Plastic goods shape our daily lives, and it has become obvious that a move towards a more responsible use of plastic is urgent. BASF, one of the largest chemical companies worldwide and co-founder of Alliance to End Plastic Waste as well as the dowel manufacturing company Fischer will be giving insight on the engagement of the industry and their key role. The talk between Andreas Maegerlein, leader of the Creation Centre Europe at BASF and Armin Heß, spokesman for the mounting system and distribution management of the company Fischer, will focus on the challenges and initiatives with the material plastic. Together with Jochen Eisenbrand, curator of the exhibition “Plastic: Remaking Our World”, they will discuss how companies can reduce CO2 emissions, plastic pollution and move towards a more circular economy.

Nature’s Alternatives – Guided Tour and Dinner
SPECIAL (DE) | 6 August 2022
6 pm, Vitra Design Museum

Food and plastic – both originate from nature. This evening will give inspiration on how to combine culinary fulfilment with a more sustainable use of plastic. In a special tour of the exhibition »Plastic: Remaking Our World«, curators Mea Hoffmann and Jochen Eisenbrand will introduce bio-plastics made from banana plants, algae, or mycelium bricks while also addressing the problem of plastic in our food chains or in packaging. The museum visit will be followed by a short tour of the Oudolf Garten and an open-air dinner on the Place Jean Prouvé, combining culinary delights with sustainability.

€75.00 per person / Tickets

Open Air Cinema »Monobloc« with film director Hauke Wendler
SPECIAL (DE) | 19 August 2022
8 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

The so-called »monobloc« chair made of cheap white plastic is the world’s most widely used piece of furniture, it transcends national borders and social boundaries. Affordable and ubiquitous, it is a true example of global design, for good or for bad. The documentary »Monobloc« will be screened on the Vitra Campus and tells this chair’s fascinating story: from its commercial breakthrough in the 1980s to global manufacturing networks, from cultural appropriations to ecological problems. Prior to the screening, award-winning director Hauke Wendler will talk about his experiences during the making of his film.

Free admission, registration:

The talk and the screening will be held in German. During the screening water will be offered, you may also bring your own drinks and food.

You can find all information on the exhibition here.