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. In the main museum building by Frank Gehry, the museum annually mounts two major temporary exhibitions. The Vitra Schaudepot (2016), which was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, presents approximately 400 key objects from the extensive collection and hence resembles one of the largest permanent collections and research sites on modern furniture design world-wide. Every year the presentation is expanded by three to four smaller exhibitions focusing specifically on items from the collection. In addition, smaller shows are presented in the Vitra Museum Gallery, which often follow a more contemporary and experimental approach.
Contacts & Details
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
T: +49 7621 702 3200
Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design
A major exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum in spring 2015 sheds new light on contemporary design in...
14 Mar 2015 - 13 Sep 2015
Maker Library Network
The Maker Library Network is a worldwide association of designers and studios that have embraced maker...
12 Jun 2015 - 04 Oct 2015
The Bauhaus: #itsalldesign
With the major exhibition The Bauhaus #itsalldesign (26.09.2015 – 28.02.2016), the Vitra Design Museum...
26 Sep 2015 - 28 Feb 2016
Objection! Protest by Design
When spontaneous student protests erupted in Hong Kong on 28 September 2014 as a reaction to proposed...
26 Feb 2016 - 29 May 2016
Bless N°56 Worker’s Delight
The two BLESS designers have been working together on transdisciplinary projects since 1997. Their products...
10 Jun 2016 - 09 Oct 2016
The first Schaudepot temporary exhibition is dedicated to Radical Design, a design Movement that reached...
04 Jun 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Rêveries Urbaines
Following their exhibition “Album” in 2012, internationally renowned designers Ronan and...
08 Oct 2016 - 22 Jan 2017
ECAL Graphic Design. Type, Print, Digital, Stories
Vitra Design Museum shows the exhibition “ECAL Graphic Design. Type, Print, Digital, Stories”...
12 Mar 2016 - 22 Jan 2017
Dieter Rams: Modular World
Dieter Rams (born 1932) is one of the most influential German designers of the past decades. His designs...
18 Nov 2016 - 12 Mar 2017
Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe
Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was one of the most influential textile artists and interior designers...
12 Mar 2016 - 22 Jan 2017
Together! The New Architecture of the Collective
Vita Design Museum presents “Together! The New Architecture of the Collective”. The exhibition...
03 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine
Vitra Design Museum presents “Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine”, an exhibition...
11 Feb 2017 - 14 May 2017
The Brutalist Playground
Brutalist architecture is a controversial movement that originated in Britain shortly after World War...
14 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Monobloc – A Chair for the World
The exhibition is focused on the history of the Monobloc chair, a white plastic chair which is a quintessential...
17 Mar 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
Mudun مدن Urban Cultures in Transit
Many big cities in the Arab world are experiencing increasing urbanization which creates new cosmopolitan...
13 May 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today
“Night Fever. Designing Club Culture 1960 – Today” is a massive survey on the design history of...
17 Mar 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
Bas Princen. Image and Architecture
Dutch artist and photographer Bas Princen portrays architecture and urban landscapes blurring the boundaries...
24 Feb 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
Lake Verea: Paparazza Moderna
Vitra Design Museum Gallery presents the first solo exhibition of Mexican artist duo Lake Verea, Francisca...
02 Feb 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People
Featuring numerous key projects realised between 1958 and 2014, ranging from entire cities and town planning...
03 Mar 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
Food Shaping Kyoto
Drawing attention to the important relationship between food and urbanism on a global level, the exhibition...
07 Jun 2019 - 17 Jun 2019
Living in a Box: Design and Comics
Vitra Design Museum presents the exhibition Living in a Box demonstrates the close relationship of comics...
24 May 2019 - 20 Oct 2019