Design Studio: Processes

How is a chair, a lamp, or a typeface developed? How do designers approach the design process? What kind of cultural and social relevance does design have? The Museum für Gestaltung is launching the Design Studio as a place for active examination, where current and historical design themes can be discussed and tested by visitors themselves. By focusing on processes, the museum presents the contexts in design through exemplary models, projects, and designs, and illustrates the procedures in both design and production. Alongside objects from the museum’s own collections, the exhibition section “What’s Next?”, which was developed in collaboration with the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), opens a window onto the future. The integrated workshop provides visitors with opportunities to
explore the theme in greater depth or to participate in designing.


Exhibitions and events

Protest! Resistance posters

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 02.09.2018

Globalization, women’s rights, Trump: the poster has established itself as an effective medium for political struggle. 50 years after 1968, the onset of a worldwide rebellion, this exhibition...

Revisiting Black Mountain

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal until 03.06.2018

Experimentation as experience, self-determined learning and teaching, democratic coexistence: the Black Mountain College (1933–1957) in the USA was a place of lived utopia, a vanishing point of...

PA-DONG! The furniture of Susi and Ueli Berger

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 29.06.2018

They created Swiss design icons: for over 40 years, Susi Berger-Wyss, a graphic designer and Ueli Berger, an artist, designed furniture together. In the 1960s, the couple abandoned the well-trodden...

Social Design

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal from 05.10.2018

A loom to start a business, a do-it-yourself house, or a solar kiosk for local power supply: social design is design for and with society — and highly topical. The consequences of the global growth...

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