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Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein boasts one of the world's largest collections of modern furniture, but limited space means only a portion is displayed at any one time. Admire furniture focused around changing themes, such as future technologies, sustainability, mobility, or the work of a particular designer. Guided tours grant you access to additional areas of the building, many of which are architectural attractions in their own right. In the museum shop, browse posters, classic furniture designs, and miniatures of the furniture. A visit to Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Weil am Rhein trip itinerary planning website to plot your vacation.
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Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein Reviews
gronfinkAugust 15, 2017
Great furnitures by many well recognized designers. The furnitures were displayed in a fun and inspiring way, walking through a house with different rooms, fitting different needs and family members. ... more »
Óscar MAugust 15, 2017
Positive: - easy arriving by car and free parking! - free access to some areas as Vitra House - the whole area is absolutely interesting for design lovers and casual visitors - free wifi - the posibil... more »
jutj14August 14, 2017
Het complex ligt vlak naast de snelweg. Nog net in duitsland, maar het is tegelijkertijd bijna basel/zwitserland. Het terrein is groot. Je loopt een flonke afstand om de fabrieksgebouwen heen. Een fie... more »The complex is right next to the highway. Just in Germany, but it is almost at the same time, basel/Switzerland. The site is great. You walk a flonke distance to the factory buildings. A bike is handy, but that I had not. Free parking for the car. The vitrahaus let highlights and bestsellers from the history of vitra. You can even walk around, but also once a day with a two-hour tour. The House itself is beautiful, the furniture nice but known of course. On site are everywhere chairs to sit on and have a rest. Free good Wi-Fi. Please bear with the slide to add a glijmat. The fire station is now used as exhibition space. For visiting the depot you have to pay € 6 pp.
The shop part of the Museum is wonderful, with lots of different rooms and design features, and walking around the compos between those beautiful architecture marvels always make me happy - don't forget to try the huge out door slide
Wonderful experience enveloped in design. Great coffee. Nice food. A great place for a weekend morning or afternoon.
Vitra Design Museum is a must see venue for any design related person. I teach furniture making at Warwickshire College, England and therefore I am biased in this review. I studied furniture design and craftsmanship at university and this should have been a field trip venue whilst we were studying. We paid for the architecture tour which was very a very informative 2 hour tour of the campus, with great snippets of information you would not necessarily gain walking round on your own and access to some parts of the site otherwise of limits. Nichole, our guide spoke perfect English and the tour flew by, my advice if it's sunny, is borrow a Vitra umbrella, that sun does bear down and we were grateful of some shade. The architecture was not the main event for us, we enjoyed looking at buildings by prominent architects but as a furniture maker, the chairs were what we were here to see. There were displays of furniture in Zara Hadid's fire station and the Vitra haus and Eames leather chair assembly was great to see, but the Schaupot (chair museum) 'blew my mind'. All my design history lessons kicked in, amazing chairs after amazing chairs are displayed in racks three high and grouped in decades. Wow, wow and wow. Downstairs there is more to see , with a cabinet of drawers to open with materials and inspiration insights and Eames's office setup as it was in California. There are also windows that allow a glimpse of the vast archive of furniture and lighting which unfortunately are not accessible to tour on a general visit. An amazing 6 hour trip for us!
Amazing buildings, great exhibitions. Food in the restaurant is just so-so. The guided tour is a must.
Spent a whole day here and didn't get enough! I loved both architectural tours I payed for, just excellent! Beautiful place where Germany, France and Switzerland come together. Recommended for architects, designers, people of art and actually everyone, because it's just fantastic!
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