Vitra Design Museum
The Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world’s leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present and examines design’s relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture.
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Vitra Design Museum is one of the world’s most prominent museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines its relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. The activity of Vitra Design Museum is mainly focused on its collection, which encompasses not only key objects of design history, but also the estates of several important figures (including Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Verner Panton and Alexander Girard).
In 2016, the Vitra Design Museum opened a new temporary space, the Schaudepot, designed by Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron. The museum building continues to be used for large-scale temporary exhibitions and the Vitra Design Museum Gallery shows smaller, experimental projects, while the Schaudepot displays permanent exhibitions as well as one temporary show.
Vitra Design Museum, Basel.
Exterior view Schaudepot, view from the newly created second entry to the Vitra Campus, photo © Vitra Design Museum, Julien Lanoo
Exhibition view of main hall, photo © Vitra Design Museum, Mark Niedermann
Exterior view, Vitra Design Museum Gallery © Vitra Design Museum 2011; photo: Bettina Matthiessen