The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is the sole institution in Switzerland that, from 1875 onwards, has collected posters, graphic design, and objects that represent quotidian design alongside more artistically ambitious exemplars of the design culture. The four collections – Design, Graphics, Decorative Arts and Poster – are of international importance, and, with over 500,000 objects, boast a number of significant works from the history of aesthetic and technical development. Since 2014, all four collections are combined under a single roof at Toni-Areal.
The objects held in our four collections are available for loans. The museum offers a range of image services (subject to charge), including pictorial reproductions of collected objects and poster reprints.
On eMuseum.ch, the largest Swiss online database for design and art, the museum provides insights into its collection. Over 150,000 objects are currently included, and more are still to come.