Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Toni-Areal

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

Our annex at Toni-Areal is located in Zurich’s thriving, trendy western district. What was once Europe’s largest yoghurt factory is now the campus of Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Here, our changing exhibitions build a bridge to teaching and research, present experimental projects, and take a position in current design debates. The Toni-Areal houses our collection with over 500,000 objects. Take a look behind the scenes of this impressive collection on one of our guided tours! Besides the Media and Information Centre (MIZ), you will be able to discover an almost inexhaustible archive of design history. Our museum shop offers a range of high-quality everyday objects for domestic use.

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Exhibitions and events

Bally – Swiss Shoes Since 1851

Temporary exhibition until 10.08.2019

Whether on the first ascent of Mount Everest or on the streets of Paris and London, Bally, founded in Switzerland, achieved worldwide fame with top-class shoes. The company is considered to have...

The Curatorial Project

Temporary exhibition until 29.09.2019

On the move, leaping into the unknown: tomorrow’s curators present themselves today. The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, the museum of Zurich University of the Arts, is committed to educating the next...

Design Laboratory: Materials and Technology

Temporary exhibition from 28.06.2019

Ceramics dripping from a 3D printer? Clothing that helps one get up? Bacteria instead of leather for a shoe? What sounds like science fiction is already within reach. Not only in the laboratory, but...

Knowledge in Images – Information Design today

Temporary exhibition from 20.09.2019

Never has so much information been exchanged as today. Whether for visualizing big data, publishing journalistic findings, spatial orientation, or as material promoting effective learning and...

Photographics: Klein, Ifert, Zamecznik

Temporary exhibition from 01.11.2019

Light drawing, photograms, photomontages: the search for a contemporary visual idiom for the postwar period inspired artists and designers to experiment with photography. From 1950, William Klein...

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