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 … Read more » “30 Years Vitra Design Museum”

A Great Benefactress

The Kunstmuseum of Basel presents around half of the paintings of the collection of the Professor Jakob Bachofen-Burckhardt Foundation, established in 1904 by Louise Bachofen-Burckhardt (1845-1920) after the death of her husband Johann Jakob Bachhofen (1815-1887). Louise donated the pictures to this Foundation in 1904 to prevent disputes among her (grand) children and in particular … Read more » “A Great Benefactress”

Bauhaus imaginista

The Bauhaus, founded in Weimar in 1919, emerged as a school for a new kind of design. The Bauhaus brought together a generation of students and teachers whose stated desire was to put an end to Europe’s past. Artistic avant-gardes, along with the radical pedagogical ideas such as those promoted by the Bauhaus, shaped the … Read more » “Bauhaus imaginista”