Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse

The  Museum für Gestaltung Zürich is Switzerland’s leading museum for design and visual communication.

Welcome to the newly refurbished main building on Ausstellungsstrasse! From March 2018, the Museum für Gestaltung will be presenting its many treasures, housed in its internationally significant collection, in its listed building, a key work of Neues Bauen in Switzerland, along with a series of temporary exhibitions. Also on offer will be a wide range of workshops in our spacious education studio. The museum café and the new Swiss Design Lounge invite visitors to enjoy themselves, to bide their time, and to experience contemporary Swiss furniture.

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Exhibitions and events

Collection Highlights

Permanent exhibition

When Max Bill’s Ulm Stool meets Albrecht Dürer’s Apocalypse (1498) and Adrian Frutiger’s Univers font encounters a Balenciaga cocktail dress, when Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s puppets dance around a SBB...

Ideal Living

Permanent exhibition

That’s how we ought to have lived! In the 20th century, Swiss designers and producers had clear ideas about perfect furnishing. At the outset, abstract form was a theme. In the 1930s, flexible...

Poster Stories

Permanent exhibition

Large-scale design history: from its beginnings over 100 years ago to the present day, the pictorial poster has achieved impressive stylistic diversity. Icons line up alongside rediscoveries, from...

Swiss Design Lounge

Permanent exhibition

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...

Sebastião Salgado – Genesis

Temporary exhibition until 22.06.2019

Glaciers, densely populated by seals, endless Sahara dunes or mist-covered mountains in the Amazon rainforest: Sebastião Salgado depicts the earth as a creation of overwhelming beauty and thus...

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