o, it's neither a spaceship nor a painting by Escher: this is the visual impact at Vitra Design Museum. A few kilometres from Basle, this visionary building was designed in 1989 by Frank O. Gehry to house one of the most important design museums in the world. The merging of irregular shapes – as if it could collapse at any given moment - makes Vitra Museum the perfect structure for brilliant art.
This is the house of design, especially given its links to architecture, visual arts and pop culture. And if one thinks of Vitra Design Museum as the heart of our journey, the rest of the Campus becomes the natural progression of this hub.
Vitra Design Museum houses many iconic pieces by the “big” names of design, displayed with spectacular mastery. Alongside a rich permanent exhibition, you will also find many temporary exhibits, which will undoubtedly win over even most difficult punters. The museum also offers many workshops able to inspire anyone, from children to grown-ups: use your own creativity and let the designer in you come out to play.
Once you are outdoors; don't miss out on a tour of the Campus. It's hard to believe, the amount of quality art and architecture you will find in such a small space. In fact, some of the most famous architects in the world designed Vitra's head quarters, ranging from the main production plant to the fire station.
The Vitra Haus will definitely appeal to you. Here, you can see with your own eyes the iconic Lounge Chair, by Charles & Ray Eames, being assembled, or visit Vitra's the four-storey showroom. It goes without saying, you can buy the many wonders you have just seen. Be prepared, you just won't get enough of it!
Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Straße 2, 79576
Weil am Rhein, Germany
Tel :+49 7621 7023200