An Eames Celebration at Vitra Design Museum

An Eames Celebration at Vitra Design Museum

30 September '17 - 25 February '18

Charles and Ray Eames are counted among the most important designers of the 20th century. With their furniture, films, books, exhibitions and media installations, they have influenced generations of designers and continue to shape our everyday culture.

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Ettore Sottsass – Rebel and Poet at Vitra Design Museum

Ettore Sottsass – Rebel and Poet at Vitra Design Museum

14 July - 24 September '17

This year he would have celebrated his 100th birthday: the Austro-Italian designer Ettore Sottsass (1917–2007), one of the most influential and unconventional figures in twentieth-century design. He gained renown with his designs for the office equipment manufacturer Olivetti, for his poetic, minimalist sculptural objects, and as the leading figure of the Memphis design collective in the 1980s.

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Together! The New Architecture of the Collective at Vitra Design Museum

Together! The New Architecture of the Collective at Vitra Design Museum

03 June - 10 September '17

Housing is scarce – that much has become evident in the last few years. As real estate prices in big cities continue to skyrocket, conventional ideas of housing development prove unable to meet demands. The reaction to these challenges has been a silent revolution in contemporary architecture – towards collective building and living.

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Mudun مدن Urban Cultures in Transit at Vitra Design Museum

Mudun مدن Urban Cultures in Transit at Vitra Design Museum

13 May - 20 August '17

Ankara, Baghdad, Tehran and Tangier are vibrant metropolises of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). They pulsate with an innovative cultural life – despite the political headlines. The exhibition »Mudun مدن Urban Cultures in Transit« views these cities from a micro-perspective, examining their architecture, urban neighbourhoods and the protagonists who shape them.

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Monobloc – A Chair for the World at Vitra Design Museum

Monobloc – A Chair for the World at Vitra Design Museum

17 March - 9 August '17

It is the most widely used piece of furniture in the world: the white plastic chair. As the quintessential example of a mass consumer product, the Monobloc chair can be found wherever there is a need for cheap seating – be it in European gardens, African cafés or Asian restaurants.

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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Rêveries Urbaines at Vitra Design Museum

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Rêveries Urbaines at Vitra Design Museum

08 October '16 - 02 February '17

Following their exhibition »Album« in 2012, internationally renowned designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec return to the Vitra Campus in October 2016. The exhibition »Rêveries Urbaines« at the Zaha Hadid Fire Station presents concepts for urban development, and is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings.

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Dieter Rams. Modular World at Vitra Design Museum

Dieter Rams. Modular World at Vitra Design Museum

18 November 16 - 12 March '17

Dieter Rams (born 1932) is one of the most influential German designers of the past decades. His designs for the Braun company are legendary, and his design principles are more relevant today than ever. From 18 November 2016 to 12 March 2017, the Vitra Design Museum is presenting an exhibition of Rams’ work in the newly opened Vitra Schaudepot.

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Radical Design at Vitra Design Museum

Radical Design at Vitra Design Museum

June - November '16

The first Schaudepot temporary exhibition is dedicated to Radical Design, a design Movement that reached its peak at the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s in Italy and is one of the most important avant-garde movements in the history of design.

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Konstantin Grcic – Panorama at Vitra Design Museum

Konstantin Grcic – Panorama at Vitra Design Museum

March 22 - September 14 '14

Weil am Rhein

Konstantin Grcic is one of the most influential designers of our time. Serious and functional, unwieldy and occasionally disconcerting, his works combine an indus- trial aesthetic with experimental, artistic elements.

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Miss Blanche, Shiro Kuramata, 1988, Foto: Jürgen Hans

'Shiro Kuramata - Design as Poetry' an exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum

Bern

Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991) was one of the most influential Japanese designers of the 20th century. His unique approach married the traditional Japanese design aesthetic with Western design princi- ples of Postmodernism.

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'Learning from Vernacular' at Vitra Design Museum

'Learning from Vernacular' at Vitra Design Museum

10 August – 29 September '13

Mud huts, timber dwellings, stone houses – architectural structures around the world have evolved to be perfectly adapted to the surrounding environment, climate and available building materials. With the growing awareness of sustainable construction and regional traditions, these building types have been rediscovered as vital sources of inspiration.

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