“Radical Design” first exhibition in the new building opened on the Vitra Campus

The first Schaudepot temporary exhibition is dedicated to Radical Design, a design Movement that reached its peak at the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s in Italy and is one of the most important avant-garde movements in the history of design.

 

Nr. 2600, Quaderna Superstudio, 1969 Foto © Zanotta

Nr. 2600, Quaderna Superstudio, 1969 Foto © Zanotta

 

With manifestos, unconventional design vocabulary, transdisciplinary working methods and utopian design ideas, exponents of Radical Design were protesting against functionalism and the established taste in design and architecture. Thus, they showed that designers and architects must not only be seen as service providers in a commercial context but that they can also actively and critically engage in social and political matters. (more…)

Alvaro Siza´s Promenade in Vitra Campus

This new path connects the Zaha Hadid´s fire station (1993), the most famous image from the campus, with the Vitra Design Museum, designed by Frank Ghery (1989) and the VitraHaus, by Herzog & De Meuron.

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The rising number of public events hold in the Weil am Rhein Vitra Campus has made necessary the creation of a pedestrian path independent from the company enclosure. This new path connects the Zaha Hadid´s fire station (1993), the most famous image from the campus, with the Vitra Design Museum, designed by Frank Ghery (1989) and the VitraHaus, by Herzog & De Meuron.

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