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Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Schaudepot: Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe

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29 February 2020 - 18 April 2021

Gae Aulenti is one of the most influential architects and designers of the post-war period. As early as the 1960s, her iconic creations – such as her «Locus Solus»« series (1964), the «Pipistrello» (1965) and «King Sun» (1967) lamps – played a vital role in Italy’s global dominance within the field of product design. The Italian designer gained international renown for her transformation of a Parisian train station into the Musée d’Orsay (1980–1986). But although Aulenti realized over 700 projects, she is relatively unknown outside her native Italy. The Vitra Design Museum seeks to counteract this undeserved neglect with «Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe». The exhibition explores Aulenti’s multifaceted body of work, one that encompasses not only architectural projects and design objects, but also interiors, set and costume design, as well as exhibitions. The Vitra Schaudepot will present roughly 35 items from across her career, complemented by photographs, sketches, and drawings, as well as a slideshow, documentary films, and interviews.


(from left to right) Gae Aulenti/Poltronova: Locus Solus (1964), Gae Aulenti/Fontana Spa: Travolo con route (1980), Gae Aulenti/Kartell: No. 4794 (1968), © Vitra Design Museum, photos: Andreas Sütterlin
Gae Aulenti/Martinelli Luce: Pipistrello (1965), © Vitra Design Museum, photo: Andreas Sütterlin
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Charles-Eames-Strasse 2,  DE-79576  Weil am Rhein, Germany

Foto: Norbert Miguletz

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The Vitra Campus and the Vitra Design Museum will remain closed until further notice due to current developments in the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Vitra and the Vitra Design Museum are obliged to take these necessary measures to protect visitors and employees on the Vitra Campus from infection with the coronavirus. Our medically assisted task force will continue to review our policy on a regular basis.

We hope that the current situation will soon improve and that we will be able to welcome you back to the Vitra Campus soon. As soon as the Vitra Campus reopens for visitors, we will communicate this on www.vitra.com/campus and www.design-museum.de

Institution

The Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein numbers among the world's leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design's relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. In the main museum building by Frank Gehry, the museum annually mounts two major temporary exhibitions. In addition, smaller shows are presented in the Vitra Museum Gallery, which often follow a more contemporary and experimental approach. 

Often developed with renowned designers, many of the museum's exhibitions cover highly relevant contemporary themes, such as future technologies, sustainability or questions like mobility and social responsibility. Others are presenting historical topics or monographic exhibitions on iconic designers.

The exhibitions are accompanied by lectures, guided tours, workshops and educational programmes. Many of the museum’s exhibitions travel to partner museums all over the world. The work of the Vitra Design Museum is based on its unique collection of furniture, lighting and interior design.

Admission

Vitra Design Museum 13 €
Vitra Design Museum reduced 11 €

Vitra Schaudepot 10 €
Vitra Schaudepot reduced 8 €

Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot 19 €
Vitra Design Museum + Schaudepot reduced 17 €

Reduced prices:
Young people from the age 12, students, seniors, disabled persons, groups of more than 10 people, combination of 3 and more tickets/persons.
Children under 12 years of age free

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Access

Bus 55 from Basel Claraplatz > Vitra
Tram 8 > Weil am Rhein Bahnhof/ Zentrum, approx. 20 minute walk
Train from Basel Badischer Bahnhof > Weil am Rhein Bahnhof, approx. 20 minute walk
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