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Vitra Design Museum

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Gehry Partners
location Weil am Rhein
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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 Prouvé. The design museum houses temporary exhibitions on themes of furniture design, and Gehry's building makes a suitable host for them - in keeping with the theme, but - once inside - supporting, not competing with, the exhibitions. As well as Frank Gehry, Alvaro Siza, Nicholas Grimshaw, Tadao Ando and Zaha Hadid are all represented with separate buildings on the grounds of Vitra, in a cross between an industrial plant and a model village.

Sandy Galman says:
Wish to visit ur museum Friday, June 17, 2011. Would like a private tour if possible.
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Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Straße 1
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday through Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Closed: December 24 - 25, December 31, January 1. The museum shop and the cafè have the same opening hours as the museum. Guided tours are daily, at 12 pm and 2 pm, lasting two hours. From February 23, 2008 daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The number of participants is limited. There is no advance registration for public tours. Contact: A. Gastel,, or call 0049 (0)7621 702 3200
How to get there? Public transportation (ÖPNV): From Basel (Badischer Bahnhof) take bus number 55, from the train station in Weil am Rhein it is about a 15-minute walk to the museum. By car: The Vitra Design Museum can be reached from Freiburg (north) or Basel (south) via the Autobahn A5 (exit Weil am Rhein), from France/St. Louis take the boarder crossing Palmrain. From Lörrach/Riehen turn west at the marked junction "Weil am Rhein" just north of the Fondation Beyeler. A big car park free of charge exists.
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Completion 11- 1989
ArchitectGehry Partners
Client Vitra Design Museum
Project ID 1578
Latitude/Longitude 47°36'06N 07°37'08E
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