Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

The  Museum für Gestaltung is Switzerland’s leading museum for design and visual communication.

Located in the heart of Zurich-West, the city’s dynamic trend district, our annex at Toni-Areal presents several temporary exhibitions a year. Shows build a bridge to Zurich University of the Arts, feature experimental projects, and take a stance on current debates in design. The Toni-Areal also houses the museum’s collection of over 500,000 objects. Our guided tours provide visitors closer insights into this impressive archive of design history.


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Exhibitions and events

Design Studio: Processes

Temporary exhibition until 14.04.2019

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...

Stefan Sagmeister. The Happy Show

Temporary exhibition until 11.03.2018

What is happiness, who can find it, and what can we do for our personal luck? New York-based graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister has intensively investigated these big questions. “The...

MyCollection: Stefan Sagmeister

Temporary exhibition until 11.03.2018

The Museum für Gestaltung has amassed over 500,000 objects in its collections. This immense repertoire serves as a basis for the project series MyCollection, a new version of which is now presented...

Protest! Resistance posters

Temporary exhibition from 20.04.2018

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 from 20.04.2018

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...

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