A Day at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Image caption: The Vitra Design Museum is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design's relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture.


Deepak Srinath



Some images from a recent visit to the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, a German town just across the border from Switzerland. Needless to say, it was a day well spent, admiring great design and getting inspired by the vision of the Vitra family to create this space.

Image caption: Fire Station by Zaha Hadid
Image caption: Factory Building by Frank Gehry.
Image caption: Herzog and de Meuron’s Vitrahaus, the flagship store.
Image caption: Vitra Design Museum by Frank Gehry.
Image caption: Buckminster Fuller Geo Dome.
Image caption: Alexander Girard show at the Design Museum.
Image caption: Plywood Chairs designed by Alexander Girard, 1943.
Image caption: Seating designed by Alexander Girard.
Image caption: Seating designed by Alexander Girard.
Image caption: Jean Prouvé demountable gas station.
Image caption: Bus stand opposite the Vitra Campus with Eames-style seating.
Image caption: Chair display at Schaudepot, the Vitra collection of iconic chairs.
Image caption: The Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe.
Image caption: LC3 Chaise Lounge (designed by Le Corbusier).
Image caption: Chair designed by architect Charlotte Perriand.
Image caption: Hans Wegner classics.
Image caption: The underside of the Pierre Jeanneret 'Kangaroo' chair designed for Chandigarh.
Image caption: Jean Prouvé collection.
Image caption: Marcel Breuer tubular steel chair.

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