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Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein
Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein
Published: 2018/02/11
Channel: Eddy Pee
Night Fever" im Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein | Kunscht!
Night Fever" im Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein | Kunscht!
Published: 2018/03/17
Channel: SWR
Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Voloshyn Gallery
Weil am Rhein, Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein, Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2011/06/10
Channel: Andre Video Frischmann
A film about Vitra.
A film about Vitra.
Published: 2016/01/15
Channel: vitra
Alvar Aalto at Vitra Design Museum / Introduction
Alvar Aalto at Vitra Design Museum / Introduction
Published: 2014/11/27
Channel: VernissageTV
Frank O. Gehry Since 1997 at Vitra Design Museum
Frank O. Gehry Since 1997 at Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2010/11/19
Channel: VernissageTV
GERMANY: Vitra Design Museum (interior design) | University Trip
GERMANY: Vitra Design Museum (interior design) | University Trip
Published: 2018/05/04
Channel: Dephne Madyara
Konstantin Grcic - Panorama. Retrospective at Vitra Design Museum
Konstantin Grcic - Panorama. Retrospective at Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2014/06/10
Channel: VernissageTV
Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2012/07/06
Channel: Tan Chee Heng
Vitra campus tour (full)
Vitra campus tour (full)
Published: 2014/11/16
Channel: Luka Dogan
"Marcel Breuer - Design and Architecture" a Vitra Design Museum travelling exhibition
"Marcel Breuer - Design and Architecture" a Vitra Design Museum travelling exhibition
Published: 2011/04/21
Channel: LauraVitra
George Nelson Exhibit at the Vitra Design Museum
George Nelson Exhibit at the Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2010/07/22
Channel: InformInteriors
Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2014/09/06
Channel: adriana siso
"Together" im Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein | Kunscht!
"Together" im Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein | Kunscht!
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: SWR
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM
Published: 2017/01/22
Channel: Ayako Imamiya
VITRA Museum, Weil am Rhein von Herzog & De Meuron Architekten - Rundgang Aussen und Innen
VITRA Museum, Weil am Rhein von Herzog & De Meuron Architekten - Rundgang Aussen und Innen
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: Too Doo
Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2007/09/17
Channel: rumi1983
Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2007/09/16
Channel: rumi1983
Miniatures Collection Vitra Design Museum
Miniatures Collection Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2015/10/08
Channel: ZUCCHI arredamenti
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM
VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: designdiffusion
Vitra Design Museum previews definitive, encyclopedic publication: »Atlas of Furniture Design«
Vitra Design Museum previews definitive, encyclopedic publication: »Atlas of Furniture Design«
Published: 2018/04/18
Channel: Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2008/10/09
Channel: 3xgARfiEldx3
60seconds im Vitra Design Museum - Weil am Rhein
60seconds im Vitra Design Museum - Weil am Rhein
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: 60 Seconds
Pop Art Design at Vitra Design Museum
Pop Art Design at Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2012/10/23
Channel: VernissageTV
TZ-Ausflug ins VITRA Design Museum
TZ-Ausflug ins VITRA Design Museum
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: IORS Hergiswil
Making Africa at Vitra Design Museum / Exhibition Tour
Making Africa at Vitra Design Museum / Exhibition Tour
Published: 2015/08/01
Channel: VernissageTV
SFU ItaliaDesign: Vitra Design Museum
SFU ItaliaDesign: Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2013/01/20
Channel: italiadesign2012
Campana Brothers at Vitra Design Museum Part 1
Campana Brothers at Vitra Design Museum Part 1
Published: 2009/05/25
Channel: VernissageTV
Möbelworkshop im Vitra-Design-Museum | Kunscht!
Möbelworkshop im Vitra-Design-Museum | Kunscht!
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: SWR
R2-D2 und andere Roboter - "Hello, Robot" im Vitra Design Museum | Kunscht!
R2-D2 und andere Roboter - "Hello, Robot" im Vitra Design Museum | Kunscht!
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: SWR
Beat Karrer: 2011 GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum
Beat Karrer: 2011 GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2011/08/24
Channel: Corning Museum of Glass
Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum
Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2015/03/14
Channel: VernissageTV
Atelier Oi: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 15, 2010
Atelier Oi: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 15, 2010
Published: 2010/06/22
Channel: Corning Museum of Glass
Jeff Zimmerman: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 16, 2010
Jeff Zimmerman: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 16, 2010
Published: 2010/06/21
Channel: Corning Museum of Glass
"Rudolf Steiner - The Alchemy of the Everyday" a Vitra Design Museum traveling exhibition
"Rudolf Steiner - The Alchemy of the Everyday" a Vitra Design Museum traveling exhibition
Published: 2011/04/13
Channel: LauraVitra
Vitra Design Museum 2017
Vitra Design Museum 2017
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: Dimitrios Predaris
Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Berno brändli
Las sillas de miniatura del Vitra Design Museum
Las sillas de miniatura del Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2008/09/16
Channel: Henry Spencer
Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2008/04/09
Channel: Ricardo Avella
Vitra design museum
Vitra design museum
Published: 2016/02/27
Channel: Peter Adam
Nacho Carbonell: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
Nacho Carbonell: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
Published: 2010/07/16
Channel: Corning Museum of Glass
The Essence of Things at Vitra Design Museum
The Essence of Things at Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2010/04/14
Channel: VernissageTV
Michal Fronek: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
Michal Fronek: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
Published: 2010/07/17
Channel: Corning Museum of Glass
Dubai Next at Vitra Design Museum
Dubai Next at Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2008/07/19
Channel: VernissageTV
Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture / Vitra Design Museum / part 2/2
Le Corbusier - The Art of Architecture / Vitra Design Museum / part 2/2
Published: 2015/08/27
Channel: VernissageTV
Shin Azumi: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
Shin Azumi: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
Published: 2011/07/20
Channel: Corning Museum of Glass
Designer David Wiseman and Corning GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum / Interview
Designer David Wiseman and Corning GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum / Interview
Published: 2015/08/27
Channel: VernissageTV
Frank O Gehry Since 1997 at Vitra Design Museum
Frank O Gehry Since 1997 at Vitra Design Museum
Published: 2010/12/21
Channel: AmbientesDigital
Re-envision of the Vitra Design Museum (Draft)
Re-envision of the Vitra Design Museum (Draft)
Published: 2009/10/15
Channel: yukiichan
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Vitra Design Museum
Vitra Design Museum, front view.jpg
The Vitra Design Museum building by Frank O. Gehry, front view
Established 1989
Location Weil am Rhein, Germany
Coordinates 47°36′10″N 7°37′05″E / 47.60278°N 7.61806°E / 47.60278; 7.61806Coordinates: 47°36′10″N 7°37′05″E / 47.60278°N 7.61806°E / 47.60278; 7.61806
Founder Rolf Fehlbaum
Architect Frank Gehry

The Vitra Design Museum is a privately owned museum for design in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

Former Vitra CEO, and son of Vitra founders Willi and Erika Fehlbaum, Rolf Fehlbaum founded the museum in 1989 as an independent private foundation. The Vitra corporation provides it with a financial subsidy, the use of Vitra architecture, and organizational cooperation.

Collection and activities[edit]

Eero Saarinen's Tulip Chair, one of the pieces represented in the permanent collection.
Cabriolet Bed, from an exposition of works by Joe Cesare Colombo.

The museum's collection, focusing on furniture and interior design, is centered on the bequest of U.S. designers Charles and Ray Eames, as well as numerous works of designers such as George Nelson, Alvar Aalto, Verner Panton, Dieter Rams, Jean Prouvé, Richard Hutten and Michael Thonet. It is one of the world's largest collections of modern furniture design, including pieces representative of all major periods and styles from the beginning of the nineteenth century onwards.

These works, originally the private collection of Rolf Fehlbaum, are now permanently on display at the newly completed Schaudepot building on the Vitra premises. In addition, the museum puts on temporary exhibitions in the main building, often with loans from other collections. In turn, parts of the collection are lent to other institutions around the world.

In addition, the museum produces workshops, publications and museum products, as well as maintaining an archive, a restoration and conservation laboratory, and a research library. It also organises guided tours of the Vitra premises, a major attraction to those interested in modern architecture. The museum produced the travelling exhibition 'Rudolf Steiner - Alchemy of the Everyday', a major retrospective exhibition drawn from its own collection and borrowed exhibits, coinciding with the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of its subject.[1][2]

Museum building[edit]

The museum building, an architectural attraction in its own right, was Frank O. Gehry's first building in Europe, realised in cooperation with the Lörrach architect Günter Pfeifer. Together with the museum, which was originally just designed to house Rolf Fehlbaum's private collection, Gehry also built a more functional-looking production hall and a gatehouse for the close-by Vitra factory.

Although Gehry used his trademark sculptural deconstructivist style for the museum building, he did not opt for his usual mix of materials, but limited himself to white plaster and a titanium-zinc alloy. For the first time, he allowed curved forms to break up his more usual angular shapes. The sloping white forms appear to echo the Notre Dame du Haut chapel by Le Corbusier in Ronchamp, France, not far from Weil.

Architecture critic Paul Heyer described the general impression on the visitor as

“... a continuous changing swirl of white forms on the exterior, each seemingly without apparent relationship to the other, with its interiors a dynamically powerful interplay, in turn directly expressive of the exterior convolutions. As a totality it resolves itself into an entwined coherent display...”[3]

The building backs the factory fence and is embedded in a meadow adorned with cherry trees. Claes Oldenburg's prominent sculpture Balancing Tools provides a colourful contrast, while Tadao Ando's nearby conference pavilion gives a more muted one.

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kries, Mateo & von Vegesack, Alexander (editors) (2010) Rudolf Steiner - Alchemy of the Everyday, Vitra Design Museum: Weil am Rhein.
  2. ^ Paull, John (2011) "A Postcard from Stuttgart: Rudolf Steiner's 150th anniversary exhibition 'Kosmos'", Journal of Bio-Dynamics Tasmania, 103 (Sept.), pp. 8-11.
  3. ^ Paul Heyer. American Architecture: Ideas and Ideologies in the Late Twentieth Century. p. 233-234.

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