Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal

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

Our annex at Toni-Areal is located in Zurich’s thriving, trendy western district. What was once Europe’s largest yoghurt factory is now the campus of Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Here, our changing exhibitions build a bridge to teaching and research, present experimental projects, and take a position in current design debates. The Toni-Areal houses our collection with over 500,000 objects. Take a look behind the scenes of this impressive collection on one of our guided tours! Besides the Media and Information Centre (MIZ), you will be able to discover an almost inexhaustible archive of design history. Our museum shop offers a range of high-quality everyday objects for domestic use.

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Exhibitions and events

Design Laboratory: Materials and Technology

Temporary exhibition until 30.05.2021

Ceramics dripping from a 3D printer? Clothing that helps one get up? Bacteria instead of leather for a shoe? What sounds like science fiction is already within reach. Not only in the laboratory, but...

Total Space

Temporary exhibition until 20.06.2021

In museums across the globe, elaborate stage sets and expansive installations are spellbinding visitors. Total Space provides an up-to-date overview of current developments and reflects on this...

Alexey Brodovitch: The First Art Director

Temporary exhibition until 20.06.2021

Alexey Brodovitch madedesign  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 Russian...

René Hubert: The Clothes make the Star

Temporary exhibition until 20.06.2021

From the 1920s to the 1960s, the Swiss René Hubert belonged to the crème de la crème of costume designers in Hollywood and Europe. The versatile designer also worked for musical theater and fashion...

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