Textile Garden

In the exhibition woven or knotted works grow into space at a scale that is at times overwhelming, bursting open the boundaries between sculpture and environment.

Cords, yarns, and threads: these are the raw materials used by international textile artists who radically expanded the possibilities of their art from 1960 onward. Using sisal, wool, or maize they revived tried-and-tested culture techniques of indigenous peoples, always look-ing for a creative dialogue between material and technique. Top pieces from the two most important Fiber Art collections, the Fondation Toms Pauli and the museum’s own Decorative Arts Collection, evoke associations with plants, flowers or weather phenomena and invite the public to immerse themselves in an atmospheric presentation.


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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...

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...

6 Rooms × 6 Positions

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse until 31.12.2023

What do the design choices made by Jörg Boner, Connie Hüsser, and Kueng Caputo reveal about their personal predilections? What drives Sebastian Marbacher, Panter&Tourron, and Adrien Rovero? The...

Planet Digital

Temporary exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse until 06.06.2022

Can algorithms be fair? Will artificial intelligence make everything else superfluous? Is there such a thing as media truth? And what do lava lamps have to do with data protection? From rare earths...

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