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

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...

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

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse until 06.06.2021

We should have lived like this! In the 20th century, Swiss designers and producers had a clear idea of perfect furnishing. Initially, abstract form was a theme. Flexible tubular steel furniture was...

Switzerland in World Format

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse until 31.12.2021

A special feature of the Swiss poster is its "world format" (128 × 90.5 cm), which has only become established as the standard format in this country. The 80 posters on display invite visitors to...

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