Mon univers

Conch shells, ceramics from the Balkans, flotsam and industrial glass: the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is dedicating its first exhibition in the newly renovated Pavillon Le Corbusier to the Swiss architect of the century’s passion for collecting, in a display providing insight into his creative cosmos.

Sebastião Salgado – Genesis

Sebastião Salgado depicts the earth as a creation of overwhelming beauty. The exhibition is a dramatic manifesto that not only touches visitors with its opulent black-and-white photographs, but also raises open questions about how we deal with the planet.

Bally – Swiss Shoes Since 1851

Bally, founded in Switzerland, achieved worldwide fame with top-class shoes. The company is considered to have pioneered combining craftsmanship, industrial innovation and fashion design.

The Curatorial Project

By growing their ideas into finished concepts, MA Art Education students specializing in Curatorial Studies, i.e. prospective exhibition makers, developed their own exhibitions. A jury selected the most exciting exhibition concept for implementation.


Original objects, photographs, posters, video installations, and a model railway invite visitors on a journey through time—from the company’s beginnings to tomorrow’s mobility.

Design Studio: Processes

In the Toni-Areal the Museum für Gestaltung launches “Design Studio”, a new interactive type of exhibition. It provides rare insights into the design process of important designers while also offering visitors a platform for learning and experimentation.

Knowledge in Images – Information Design today

Whether for visualizing big data, publishing journalistic findings, spatial orientation, or as material promoting effective learning and teaching—information design explains the most diverse contents within the shortest time through combining much visual material with few words.

Collection Highlights

Featuring 2000 highlights from this internationally significant collection, the newly refurbished main building invites visitors to discover the world of beautiful, useful, and curious everyday objects.