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Vitra Design Museum, Frank Gehry  (© Vitra Design Museum, ph: Thomas Dix)

| Designbest editorial staff


useums are reopening, but even from our sofas we were able to not miss the most interesting design and architecture exhibitions. Beginning with those offered in the Vitra Design Museum’s rich program which, even if it is still temporarily closed, is proposing a series of digital initiatives that are constantly being updated.

It is called #VDMHomeStories, the new program that on Instagram, other social networks and the museum’s website offers us tons of possibilities without leaving the home. In addition to the catalog’s collection, which can be browsed comfortably from one’s computer, there are weekly appointments with Instagram Live Talks by the museum’s director Mateo Kries. He talks about the world of design in dialogues with important guests from the sector. But, most notably, a series of video tours are programmed until the end of August 2020 that will allow us to visit the exhibitions currently on show at the museum.

We saw the first three in a single go, starting with

#VDMHomeStories, infatti, il nuovo palinsesto che su Instagram, sui canali social e sul sito del museo, ci offre tantissime possibilità, senza muoverci da casa. Oltre al catalogo delle collezioni, infatti, da sfogliare con calma davanti al pc, ci sono gli appuntamenti settimanali con gli Instagram Live Talk del direttore del museo Mateo Kries, che ci racconta il mondo del progetto in un dialogo corale con importanti ospiti del settore. Ma soprattutto fino ad agosto 2020 sono in programma una serie di video tour che ci permettono di visitare le mostre attualmente allestite nel museo.

Noi abbiamo visto le prime tre in un solo colpo. A partire da Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors, which took us through the social and aesthetic transformations in interior design. Its chief curator Jochen Eisenbrand carries out an accurate analysis and comprehensively explains 20 visionary and iconic designs in detail. It is a short step from the most avant-garde to the most everyday designs and we were won over by the intriguing and unexpected stories that hide behind the everyday items which appear banal and get overlooked. These objects were shone to us a new light in a video tour by Viviane Stappmanns, curator of Typology: An Ongoing Study of Everyday Items. Those who would like to take a dive into 20th century and in the history of Italian design cannot miss the world of Gaetana Aulenti, the multifaceted Frulian designer and architect whose story gets told by Tanja Kunz in Gae Aulenti: A Creative Universe.

To get to know the museums complete program, with all the appointments planned until August 2020, just take a look at their site: www.design-museum.de.


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