Exhibition

Ideal Living

12.5.2020 – 28.3.2021


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 developed in the 1930s, while the unity of elegant form and function was propagated mid-century. Around 1968, everyday culture and Pop Art conquered the living room. A decade later, the postmodern diversity of styles was celebrated until the minimalist tradition was rediscovered at the end of the century. Seven sample rooms, furnished with gems of the museum collection, present the most important trends in modern Swiss furniture design and encourage visitors to travel through time and experience changing lifestyles.

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