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

Atelier Zanolli – Fabrics, Fashion, Craft, 1905–1939

Temporary exhibition until 04.09.2022

Silk fabrics sprayed with an airbrush, opulently embroidered cushions, colorful objects made of beads or wood: the estate of the Zanolli family, which is preserved in the Museum, is a rare treasure....

Collectomania – Universes of Collecting

Temporary exhibition from 24.06.2022

"Collectomania" presents collections of very different kinds belonging to private and institutional collectors. Barbie dolls, liturgical vestments, water pistols or birdcalls – apparently there is...

Haettenschweiler from A to Z – Creator of Typefaces, Graphic Designer, Artist

Temporary exhibition from 14.10.2022

This show is the first ever presentation of the complete work of this charismatic Swiss designer. Walter F. Haettenschweiler (1933–2014) is best-known as a designer of title fonts that are...

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