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INI ARCHIBONG

“An Object Should Communicate An Idea to the People Coming in Contact With It. It’s a Three-Dimensional Standing Piece of Poetry.”

A-POC ABLE ISSEY MIYAKE / KYOTO

Designer Tokujin Yoshioka Renovates A 200-Year-Old Machiya, Balancing Heritage With Innovation

TOM SACHS: SPACE PROGRAM

Karl Hab Photographs the Rare Earths Launch in Hamburg

MOGANA

Unique To The Rest: A Kyoto Boutique Hotel with Sleek, Design Minimalism And Contemporary Charm

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Waterfront Views, Natural Tasmanian Timbers and Modern Design Completes Hobart's Most Conveniently-Situated Luxury Hotel

ABSORBED IN THOUGHT

Artist Lee Ufan Presents New Works at Pace Gallery East Hampton

GENTA ISHIZUKA

A Studio Visit To The Kyoto-based Contemporary Urushi Lacquer Artist

ONSEN RYOKAN YUEN SAPPORO

Overlooking the Stunning Botanic Gardens, A Relaxing Respite in Sapporo

RYOJI IKEDA

The Japanese Artist Presents His Long-Awaited Solo Exhibition in London

SOKI ATAMI

Irrepressibly Restorative, Remedial and Relaxing: The Perfect Retreat

The Sunseeker

Community is at the Heart of this Design-Led Boutique Motel in Australia's Byron Bay

MENYA INOICHI

Bib Gourmand-awarded Low-Key Ramen Dining, With a High-Quality Twist

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Find Everything Handmade in France at this Carefully Curated Independent Store in Paris

SATOSHI KONDO

As The Way It Comes To Be: The ISSEY MIYAKE designer's Garments With Presence

IM MEN / AOYAMA

Find The Famed Japanese Label's New Mens Brand In Their 1987 Shiro Kuramata-Designed Interior

KOFFEE MAMEYA KAKERU

The Art of Coffee Meets The Craft of Cocktails In A Spectacular Interior

Vitra Design Museum

The Frank Gehry-design Gallery at the Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein

May, 2017
Vitra Design Museum, Design Frank Gehry, 1989 | Photo: Thomas Dix

Established in 1989 by Vitra, the Swiss family-owned furniture company, is an internationally-renowned yet privately owned museum and exhibition space, designed by Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry.

The building is a curious white figure that is almost a sculpture in itself, is of architecture style ‘deconstructivism’, a development of post-modern architecture that began in the late 80’s.

Design is championed in the space, highlighting key objects and thinking in design history. “The Genius of Everyday Things”, “Design and The Art Of Reduction”, or “The Poetics of the Technical Object”, are all past titles of exhibitions that not only highlight, but educate on the language of design objects and space.

Annually, the main museum building showcases two large exhibitions of renowned designers and architects, such as Louis Kahn, Shiro Kuromata, Campana Brothers, Le Corbusier, or Verner Panton. Currently on view, is a large retrospective of the work of Alvar Aalto. Not often does a concise major retrospective of a truly remarkable creative happen, and ‘Second Nature’ shows Aalto’s works, architectural sketches, designs, furniture, lights and glassware.

The Vitra Design Museum is found on the equally fascinating Vitra Campus, comprising a series of unique architectural structures by Tadao Ando, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Álvaro Siza and others. Where else in the world can you experience this? A journey well worth making.

Vitra Design Museum, Design Frank Gehry, 1989
Ausstellung Ettore Sottsass "Enamels" in der Vitra Design Museums Gallery
Vitra Design Museum, Design Frank Gehry, 1989
Außenansicht Vitra Design Museum Gallery - Vitra Design Museum 2011 | Photo: Bettina Matthiessen
Schaudepot, Vitra Design Campus
Schaudepot, Vitra Design Campus
Schaudepot, Vitra Design Campus

Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Straße 2,
79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany

(On the border of Basel, Switzerland and Weil Am Rhein, Germany)

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May, 2017