Swiss Design Lounge

How about biding your time while discovering and trying out outstanding Swiss design at the same time? The Swiss Design Lounge at our newly refurbished main building on Ausstellungsstrasse now offers visitors first-hand experience of re-edited Swiss furniture classics as well as of contemporary designs. The compact selection of armchairs, stools, tables, sideboards, lamps, carpets, and curtains also illustrates the historical range between standard furniture and living spaces, functionality, and creative drive. Overlooking the local park, the light-flooded space extends a warm welcome to visitors, whether they wish to hold meetings or chat, browse through the museum’s publications or simply relax on a sofa or daybed and recover from everyday stress.


Exhibitions and events

Collection Highlights

Permanent exhibition

When Max Bill’s Ulm Stool meets Albrecht Dürer’s Apocalypse (1498) and Adrian Frutiger’s Univers font encounters a Balenciaga cocktail dress, when Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s puppets dance around a SBB...

Ideal Living

Permanent exhibition

That’s how we ought to have lived! In the 20th century, Swiss designers and producers had clear ideas about perfect furnishing. At the outset, abstract form was a theme. In the 1930s, flexible...

Poster Stories

Permanent exhibition

Large-scale design history: from its beginnings over 100 years ago to the present day, the pictorial poster has achieved impressive stylistic diversity. Icons line up alongside rediscoveries, from...

Switzerland in World Format

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse until 31.12.2021

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...

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