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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

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

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

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

Collection Highlights

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Mit über 1500 Highlights aus der international bedeutenden Sammlung lädt das Museum im neuen Saal im Untergeschoss an der Ausstellungsstrasse ein, die Welt der schönen, nützlichen und kuriosen Alltagsdinge zu entdecken.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Collection Highlights

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

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

Ideal Living

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We should have lived like this!

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

Next exhibition(s)

Total Space

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In museums across the globe, elaborate stage sets and expansive installations are spellbinding visitors. Total Space traces this development in an up-to-date survey and creates a multi-layered world of experience that can be explored with all the senses.

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

MyCollection: Bruno Monguzzi

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Graphic artist Bruno Monguzzi presents his personal highlights from the museum's extensive collection. The exhibition combines traditional craftsmanship and modern design consciousness to create timeless inspiration, particularly for young people.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
MyCollection: Bruno Monguzzi

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

Alexey Brodovitch: The First Art Director

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Alexey Brodovitch made design history — as a teacher and as role model for legendary photographers like Richard Avedon or as an art director of the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. The exhibition traces the career of this influential designer.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Alexey Brodovitch: The First Art Director
  • 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