Four collections – Poster, Design, Graphics and Applied Art – encompass more than 500,000 objects at the Museum für Gestaltung. Switzerland’s foremost museum of design and visual communication is also one of the leading institutions in Europe, known for its fascinating temporary exhibitions.
Le Corbusier, Max Bill, Herbert Matter, René Burri, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Freitag: in the fields of design and visual communication, Switzerland has long been a world leader. The Museum für Gestaltung is the sole institution in Switzerland to document the evolution of design through systematic collection since 1875; highlights include milestones in aesthetic and technical development since the beginning of industrialisation. Four different collections – Design, Graphics, Poster and Applied Art – are housed in the new Schaudepot, within the campus of Zurich University of the Arts in the Toni-Areal district, and can be visited on guided tours by appointment. The heart of the collection is the high-bay storage facility; upper rooms stage temporary exhibitions. The museum’s historical main location is undergoing full renovation and will reopen in 2017.
2 and 3 March 2018 Big reopening
3 March – 30 September 2018 Oïphorique: atelier oï
from 3 March 2018 Collection Highlights + Ideal living
5 October 2018 – 20 January 2019 Social Design
16 November 2018 – 3 March 2019 Sebastião Salgado – Genesis