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Vitra Design Museum

Weil am Rhein
The Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world's leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design's relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. In the main museum building by Frank Gehry, the museum annually mounts two major temporary exhibitions. In addition, smaller shows are presented in the Vitra Museum Gallery, which often follow a more contemporary and experimental approach. The Vitra Schaudepot, which was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, presents approx. 400 key objects from the extensive collection and hence resembles one of the largest permanent collections and research sites on modern furniture design world-wide. Every year the presentation is expanded by three to four smaller exhibitions.
Often developed with renowned designers, many of the museum's exhibitions cover highly relevant contemporary themes, such as future technologies, sustainability or questions like mobility and social responsibility. Others are presenting historical topics or monographic exhibitions on iconic designers.
The work of the Vitra Design Museum is based on its collection, which includes not only key objects of design history, but also the estates of several important design personalities. The museum library and document archive are available to researchers upon request. The museum conceives its exhibitions for touring, and they are shown at venues around the world. On the Vitra Campus, they are complemented by a diverse programme of events, guided tours, and workshops.
Vitra Design Museum © Vitra Design Museum; photo: Norbert Miguletz
Exterior view, Vitra Design Museum Gallery © Vitra Design Museum 2011; photo: Bettina Matthiessen
Suitable for families
Opening hours
Museum closed for an indefinite period
Due to the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19, the Vitra Campus (Vitra Design Museum, Schaudepot, VitraHaus and the restaurants VitraHaus Café und Depot Deli) in Weil am Rhein is closed to visitors from 2nd November 2020 until the end of the month.

Vitra and the Vitra Design Museum are obliged to take these necessary measures to protect visitors and employees on the Vitra Campus from infection with the coronavirus. Our medically assisted task force will continue to review our policy on a regular basis.

We hope that the current situation will soon improve and that we will be able to welcome you back to the Vitra Campus in December. As soon as the Vitra Campus reopens for visitors, we will communicate this on and

You can also follow our activities via our social media channels!

We look forward to seeing you again in December.
Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Straße 2
Weil am Rhein
+49 7621 70 23 200

47.59895, 7.61372