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.
«These interiors almost exactly reflect what was trending in the Swiss design scene at the time. They represent ideal living – except that now they are physically present on a 1:1 scale and decked out with original furniture.»
«I am impressed by the attention to detail and the meticulousness with which the exhibition curators reveal how we should, ideally, have furnished our homes in the past decades.»
100 Years of Swiss Design offers a new perspective on Switzerland's achievements in furniture and product design.
Contributions from an early age! The museum offers special workshops, guided tours and more for children and their companions.
The museum offers schoolchildren and trainees a versatile learning and experimental platform on current design topics.
Have you been designing today? Our diverse educational offerings provide exceptional insights into various design topics.
The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich offers a variety of activities that people with and without disabilities can take part in together.