Talks


+ + + Information on guided tours, events, and workshops of the Vitra Design Museum: Over the coming weeks, the activities and visiting hours on the Vitra Campus will eventually return to normal. Current information about the progressive reopening of the Vitra Campus and the Vitra Design Museum, along with on-site events, can be found here. + + +

CANCELLED: Julia Lohmann – Sea Change
OPENING TALK (DE) | 15 May 2020
6 pm, Vitra Design Museum Gallery


Larvae, sheep’s guts, marine algae – German designer Julia Lohmann studies natural materials and uses them in new, surprising objects and installations. As part of the programme accompanying the exhibition »Sea Change« at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery, Lohmann will talk about the oceans as a resource and a challenge, about her research into marine algae, and about the astonishing versatility of this material.
Free admission

CANCELLED: Design Salon: When Women Designers Started Wearing Trousers
TALK (EN) | 28 May 2020
6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

All too often the history of design is told as a story with many heroes and no heroines. Many leading figures in design were women, however – including Charlotte Perriand, Lilly Reich, Marianne Brandt, and Gae Aulenti. How can feminine perspectives become meaningful in design without falling prey to the typical gender debates? This is the question discussed by design critics and curators Vera Sacchetti and Matylda Krzykowski, whose »Foreign Legion« initiative highlights the role of women in design, with Tanja Cunz, curator of »Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe«.
Free admission

CANCELLED: Sabine Marcelis – Fashioning the Interior
TALK (EN) | 4 June 2020
6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

The Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis is one of the shooting stars of the design scene. Her poetically purist style is characterized by colours and transparent materials which she combines in pieces of furniture, installations, lamps, and commercial interiors. One of her best-known designs is »Dawn Lights« (2015), a series of lamps for which Marcelis drew inspiration from the natural light of early morning. In her talk, Marcelis will discuss her design approach and her work as a designer of objects and interiors.
Free admission

CANCELLED: The Furniture of Donald Judd – Marianne Stockebrand
OPENING TALK (DE) | 3 July 2020
6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot


The event and the exhibition are cancelled.

CANCELLED: Adam Nathaniel Furman – Joyful Deviance!
TALK (EN) | 16 July 2020
6:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot


Breaking with the conventions of interior design, the London based artist and designer Adam Nathaniel Furman describes his spaces as being filled with passion, wit, and queerness. Furman’s opulent, extravagant spaces and objects show the influences of pop and postmodernism as well as integrating colourful folk art elements. Furman will talk about his work and his inspiration and discuss contemporary trends and developments in interior design.
Free admission