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At the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, a few kilometers from Basel, the exhibition “The World of Charles & Ray Eames” celebrates the most famous design couple with the largest and most comprehensive monograph that was ever made. Until February 25, 2018.
4 exhibitions in 4 exceptional locations in the Vitra Campus, one of my favorite place! Last week I visited them all and here’s the tour I recommend you:
How to Visit the 4 Charles & Ray Eames’ exhibitions at Vitra Campus
- “Charles & Ray Eames. The Power of Design”, it is the main exhibition and is hosted at the Vitra Design Museum.
- “Play Parade. An Eames Exhibition for Kids” at Vitra Museum Design Gallery it is dedicated to kid’s games, here you can – and even you must – touch everything, play with tops and try giant masks. The power of the Eames’ playful design will make you smile!
After the first two exhibitions, I would recommend a break in the beautiful Vitra Haus Café, a shopping tour at the bookshop and a visit to the wonderful installations of Vitra Haus. After seeing the Lounge Chair Atelier, go to the other side of the Campus.
A run on the slide signed by German artist Carsten Höller is a must. Once you get to the top you will realize how high it is, but I assure you that the descent is safe and not at all scary!
Continue to visit exhibitions dedicated to Charles & Ray Eames:
- “Ideas and Information. The Eames Films”, at the iconic Fire Station by Zaha Hadid, you can see more than 100 Eames’ movies. To see them all you would need about 8 hours!!
- “Kazam! The Furniture Experiments of Charles & Ray Eames” finish your visit to the Schaudepot Vitra, the museum designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, which houses the Vitra permanent collection.
Here you can conclude your visit to Charles Eames’s office reconstruction, make some shopping and take a coffee in the beautiful Vitra Depot Deli.
Installation view photos Mark Niedermann – archive photos © Eames Office LLC