Workshops


Weil Chair – A Design for Everyone
5 December 2020, and 30 January, 20 February and 6 March 2021
10:30 am – 5:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot


»Hartz-IV-Furniture,« designed by the Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel, is supposed to be accessible and affordable for every-one: the construction manual can be downloaded online so that people can build their own designer furniture directly at home. Van Bo Le-Mentzel has designed a completely new chair for Vitra De-sign Museum called the »Weil Chair.« Workshop participants con-struct this chair based on an assembly kit, but are encouraged to give it a personal touch as well.

Red-Blue Chair Let's Build an Icon
16 January, 2021
10:30 am – 5:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot


The Dutch artist Gerrit Rietveld created several designs that were meant to be easy for anyone to recreate. To this end, he produced instruction manuals for constructing pieces of furniture and prefabricated houses. He took simple wooden elements and designed a system for slotting them together to form the basis of his elegant, clean-cut furniture. Starting with an introduction, the workshop will focus on trying out this concept on Rietveld’s best-known design, the Red-Blue Chair. Each participant will build a 1:1 wooden model to take home and paint as they please.

ReDesign – Light and Lamps
6 February 2021
10:30 am – 4:30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot


Light is all around us, fascinating artists since the dawn of time. Designers such as the Brazilian duo Fernando and Humberto Campana create impressive light sculptures and lamps by creatively transforming everyday objects and recycled materials. After considering the phenomenon of light, participants will use various recycled materials - such as plastic bottles, scraps of fabric and leather, electronic parts, strips of wood, and packaging - to design and create their very own light objects.

Print! Experimenting with Screen Printing
27 February, 2021
10:30 am - 5:30  pm, Vitra Schaudepot

Alexander Girard was one of the twentieth century’s most influential designers, working on textiles and interior design. He bequeathed his estate to the Vitra Design Museum, including countless designs for textiles, wallpaper, posters, and other decorations for the home. The workshop will begin with a short introduction to Girard’s work, before participants delve into creating their own print designs and using Thermofax screen printing to produce postcards, posters, cushion covers, fabric bags, and other home textiles.

Please note, all workshops are offered in German.

More information and reservations at info@design-museum.de or
T +49.7621.702.3200

Safety and hygiene measures still apply on Vitra Campus, find all information here.