History and present of design
In addition to trend-setting architecture, there is also one of the worldwide leading museums for design on the Vitra Campus. The Vitra Design Museum compliments the Vitra workshop as one more spectacular piece.
It is clearly visible from the outside that the architect Frank Gehry fulfilled his duty: With the Vitra Design Museum, the American fulfilled his first project outside of the US. In deconstructive style, the design museum means a milestone in contemporaneous architecture, which searches for equals with its expressive art.
The outside impression completely fulfils its interior values: Two to three expositions every year on historic and current developments of design ensure information for visitors about the meaning and the versatility of design. Inspiration, processes, and backgrounds are presented beautifully, as well as related categories, such as architecture, arts, and culture.
The basics of exhibitions at the Vitra Design Museum are the wide collection of furniture, lamps, and industrial design of Vitra, which is counted among biggest of the world. Vitra’s collection of industrially made objects reaches from 1850 until today. Nearly all the expositions are presented as nomad expositions, which are also presented in other design museums around the world.
The assortment of the Vitra Design Museum is fulfilled by an all-inclusive selection of events, guided visits, and workshops. Architecture tours at the Vitra Campus display the relationship of design and the different architecture types, represented by different buildings of worldwide famous architects. In the Vitra House, there is the possibility of experiencing design in harmonious surroundings and to buy miniatures of furniture classics, re-editions of famous design classics, as well as design products.
Website of Vitra Design Museum