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MOCHISHO SHIZUKU Shinmachi

Utilising Ancient Herbs and Organic Ingredients, Traditional Japanese Sweets With Healing Properties

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

SORANO HOTEL

On The Outskirts Of Central Tokyo Discover True Wellness, And A Spectacular Infinity Pool

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

NAKAGIN CAPSULE TOWER

End Of An Era For Japanese Architect Kisho Kurokawa's 1972 Metabolist Structure

MIROKU Nara by The Share Hotels

A Sense of Natural Calm At This Design Hotel in Nara, Designed By Keiji Ashizawa & Fumihiko Sano

DENNIS YONG

Melbourne's Bright, Young and Radical Chef Addressing Food Waste through Fermentation

PHOTOGRAPHERS SERIES: NIKKI MCCLARRON

The London-Based Photographer On 'The Beauty Of Unexpected Moments'

MAME KUROGOUCHI Fall Winter 2022

Finding the “Presentness of the Past” in Nagano’s Nature And The Rich History of the Jōmon Period

ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn Winter 2022/23

Designer Satoshi Kondo Embraces The Beauty Of Untamed Nature In 'Sow It and Let It Grow'

FUJIKO NAKAYA

“Nature Controls Herself. I Try To Let Nature Speak.”

UNDERCOVER A/W 22-23 Womens

Cold Flame: Designer Jun Takahashi Explores An Inner Rebellion With Punk Femininity In All Its Forms

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