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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

Design Laboratory: Materials and Technology

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Ceramics dripping from a 3D printer? Clothing that helps one get up? Bacteria instead of leather for a shoe? What sounds like science fiction is already within reach. Not only in the laboratory, but also in design, material issues are more relevant today than ever due to digitization and the quest for greater sustainability. To this end, designers are increasingly working in teams with scientists from the fields of biotechnology and materials technology.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Design Laboratory: Materials and Technology

Knowledge in Images – Information Design today

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Never has so much information been exchanged as today. Whether for visualizing big data, publishing journalistic findings, spatial orientation, or as material promoting effective learning and teaching—information design explains the most diverse contents within the shortest time through combining much visual material with few words. For images have the power to simplify and illustrate complex facts.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Knowledge in Images – Information Design today

Énergie animale

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Designers have always used animal materials and forms to create artistic worlds of images and objects. The exhibition explores animals on the human body, in living areas, and on the plate and addresses current themes like veganism.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Énergie animale

Next exhibition(s)

It's Not Complicated

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The precise solutions developed by the Zurich design agency Norm are characterized by strict design rules like grids, proportions, and modularity. Their exhibition examines the most fundamental elements and laws of graphic design.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
It's Not Complicated

Switzerland in World Format

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One special feature of the Swiss poster is the "world format" (128 × 90.5 cm), which established itself as the standard format only in Switzerland. The 80 posters on display invite visitors to saunter through the history of Swiss posters.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Switzerland in World Format

Lee Miller – A Photographer Between War and Glamor

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Elizabeth "Lee" Miller was an outstanding photographer and a strong, modern woman. Miller did not bother with conventions, neither privately nor professionally, and went her own way as an artist, portrait photographer, and war reporter.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Lee Miller – A Photographer Between War and Glamor

Le Corbusier and Zürich

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The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is dedicating its second exhibition at the Pavillon Le Corbusier to the relationship between the Swiss architect of the century and the city of Zurich – the most important platform for his international reputation.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/I/E
Le Corbusier and Zürich

Wild Thing – Swiss Fashion Scene

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Alongside the renowned textile industry, a lively fashion scene is flourishing in Switzerland, testing its potential far away from the fashion hubs. The exhibition juxtaposes its designs with those of influential labels from earlier decades.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/I/E
Wild Thing – Swiss Fashion Scene
  • 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

Exhibitions: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm, Wednesday 10am–8pm
Tours of the collection archive: Tuesday–Sunday at noon

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