Vitra Design Museum
The inception of the Vitra Design Museum dates back to the early 1980s. With the aim of documenting the history of the Vitra company, Vitra CEO Rolf Fehlbaum began collecting the furniture of designers who had influenced the company's development, such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alvar Aalto, and Jean Prouve. As the collection grew, so did the desire for an architectural venue in which the objects could be displayed. Today, the Vitra Design Museum is internationally active as a cultural institution that has made a major contribution to the research and popular dissemination of design.
Category Design Museums
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D-79576 Weil am Rhein
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SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series: Fall 2012
SVA MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series, held on Tuesday evenings at D-Crit, presents lectures by the most thoughtful and provocative writers, editors, designers, and curators practicing today in the interrelated fields of design, architecture and urban planning.
The Vitra Atelier
Vitra develops and produces furniture and accessories for home, office and public use.