Weil am Rhein, Vitra Design Museum

In recognition of the centennial anniversary of the American designer George Nelson (1908-1986), the Vitra Design Museum presents the first comprehensive retrospective of his work. Nelson is known as one of the defining figures of American design of the latter half of the 20th century, credited with creating some of the most iconic pieces of modern furniture and interior design, such as the Coconut Chair (1956) or the Bubble Lamps (1952), which have become true design classics.

Nelson was not only a successful designer but also an acclaimed writer and editor, lecturer, exhibition designer and passionate photographer. Divided into five thematic sections, the exhibition highlights the numerous talents of George Nelson. The first three parts of the show focus on Nelson's work as a designer, presenting his vision of the house and of the modern office, and his perception of corporate design. The last two sections are more oriented toward Nelson's work as an exhibition designer and as a writer. This exhibition is organized around Nelson's furnitures designs from the Vitra Design Museum collection, showing both classical and more rare creations.


September 13, 2008 through March 1, 2009
Charles-Eames-Strasse 1
D-79576 Weil am Rhein
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