Commemorations

Vitra Design Museum 1989-2019. Photo/Foto: TES.

30 Years Vitra Design Museum

The Vitra Design Museum, located in Weil am Rhein, was founded by the Swiss company of that name in the autumn of 1989. Along with the Design Museum in London, which opened the same year. It was one of the first museums to be devoted exclusively to design, establishing one of the world’s leading museums for design and architecture in just a few years. Today, the exemplary Production hall by Frank Gehr and the Schaudepot by Herzog & de Meuron (showing more than 400 key works of furniture design from 1800 and office chairs by Charles Eames) are as much a part of the identity as the museum and its collection, exhibitions, on-site publishing house, the architecture park (with buildings and objects by Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Álvaro Siza, SANAA and others) and a global network of travelling exhibitions. Further information: www.design-museum.de).