Social Design

Social design is design for and with society — and highly topical. This exhibition presents relevant international projects and discusses the redesign of social systems, as well as of living and working environments.

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.

3D Lettering on Buildings

Three-dimensional typefaces are omnipresent and exceptionally di verse. The exhibition focuses on 3D letterings on buildings, which take into account architectural features and their surroundings, thus affording buildings a fitting identity.

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.

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.

Ideal Living

Seven sample rooms, furnished with highlights from the collection, present the most important trends in Swiss furniture design of the modern age and trace changing lifestyles.

Poster Stories

Featuring around 80 posters, the exhibition provides insights into the immense collection and illustrates the collection’s thematic, geographical, and historical scope.

Swiss Design Lounge

How about biding your time while discovering and trying out outstanding Swiss design at the same time? The Swiss Design Lounge at our newly refurbished main building on Ausstellungsstrasse now offers visitors first-hand experience of re-edited Swiss furniture classics as well as of contemporary designs.

Hans Knuchel – Motion Enhancement

Der Zürcher Gestalter Hans Knuchel bezeichnet sich selbst als „Bildingenieur“: Die Betrachtenden seiner Moiré-Installation erzeugen und erleben zugleich dramatische Bildänderungen.