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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is the leading Swiss museum for design and visual communication. Since its foundation in 1875, the museum has included what has taken effect as design. Its internationally acclaimed collection comprises over half a million objects from the history of design. The museum reaches a broad national and international audience, at its two sites in Zurich and through its touring exhibitions. As part of Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is actively involved in research and teaching and produces its own publications on a regular basis.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1875

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal, photo: Betty Fleck
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal, photo: Betty Fleck
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal, photo: Betty Fleck
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal, photo: Betty Fleck
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal

Current exhibitions

Atelier Zanolli – Fabrics, Fashion, Craft, 1905–1939

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Silk fabrics sprayed with an airbrush, opulently embroidered cushions, colorful objects made of beads or wood: the estate of the Zanolli family, which is preserved in the Museum, is a rare treasure.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Atelier Zanolli – Fabrics, Fashion, Craft, 1905–1939

Collectomania – Universes of Collecting

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"Collectomania" presents collections of very different kinds belonging to private and institutional collectors.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Collectomania – Universes of Collecting

Next exhibition(s)

Haettenschweiler from A to Z – Creator of Typefaces, Graphic Designer, Artist

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This show is the first ever presentation of the complete work of this charismatic Swiss designer.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Haettenschweiler from A to Z – Creator of Typefaces, Graphic Designer, Artist
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich

Location/directions

Toni-Areal Public transport: Tram 4, "Toni-Areal" Private vehicles: Limited fee-based parking including spaces for persons with disabilities is available. Access to the multi-storey car park at the Toni-Areal is via Förrlibuckstrasse. Also located close-by is the multi-storey car park P-West. Bicycle parking is available around the building.

Open

Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm
Thursday 10am–8pm
Monday closed

Contact

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Toni-Areal
Postfach
8031 Zürich
043 446 67 67 Telephone
welcome@museum-gestaltung.ch
http://www.museum-gestaltung.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.