Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung - Schaudepot), Zurich

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The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. The museum is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the creative richness found in all forms of design, and its importance. The museum’s program of exhibitions, events and publishing provides a means for understanding the contemporary world, potentially making it a better place.
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  • The occasion was the visit to the exhibition happy show: very interesting, well done and good mood! Worth a visit in itself already, but there is still an exhibition generation as well as beauty in design next. Varied, just just worth seeing. And by chance, I could connect me to 13 h (Sunday) even a guided tour through the collection. Bottom line, very interesting and exciting. I was a total 4 5 h there. A record! Happy again
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  • A cool building with a genius temporary exhibition "Happy Show". That was a delight to art experience!
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  • The kind of curiosity & positive feeling we can get out of this museum is unmatched. A very well designed museum. Three best attractions were: 1. Workshop where you can design your own stuff 2. The Ha...  more »
  • We went to great lengths to track down and travel to this museum, spending a total of over 50 francs for transportation and admittance for our group of 4. Prior to our visit I visited their website which says this: "Museum für Gestaltung in the Toni-Areal- The new location in the Toni-Areal, presents temporary exhibitions and brings together its four collections – Design, Graphics, Applied Art and Poster – with their 500'000 objects. For the first time the Museum für Gestaltung presents its collections to the public in the Schaudepot. Daily tours offer insights into this collection of international importance." Imagine our disbelief to find that the real 'collection' displayed is ONE room of travel posters. That's it. And the person in charge told us it was OUR responsibility to visit the website and find this out. The problem is, they do not post this information, nor is it posted before you pay for admittance. No offer of a refund when we made an issue of the lack of honesty regarding the exhibits. Shame on them.
  • Beautiful exhibition space, nicely set up inside but rather small all in all together for quite a high price.
  • The building is already worth it. It's a nice place to study or have a coffee as well. The exhibitions are well curated and the personell was very open and friendly. They showed us the exhibition catalog when we wanted to know some extra infirmation and also offered to hand out questions to their curator if we needed anything specific. I hope to visit again soon!
  • Not very mainstream but they really pay attention to details! Keep up the great work!
  • The main museum is currently closed, until 2018. Only one exhibition opened, and with a lot of noise from a new exhibition setting up. They should close, during these periods !

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