Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.

Lighting technology. For design and architecture.

Deconstructivist architecture.

In addition to designer furniture, the Swiss Vitra AG also develops high-quality furnishing concepts for the home or office. This love of form is also evident in one of the most famous design museums in the world: the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein. The star architect Frank Gehry designed the main building in 1989 taking inspiration from deconstructivism. The aim of the museum foundation is to communicate design and architecture. This claim is already apparent from the outside and is underpinned by the illumination. The visitors are welcomed warmly by the Brumberg vitaLED lighting system right as they enter the building.

Architecture, design and illumination in harmony.

Illumination fixtures are precisely matched to the characteristic basic geometric and cubic shapes of the building, creating a sense of fragmentation that seems to dissolve and burst apart. On one hand, the museum with its white plastered walls resembles a sculpture. On the other hand, it is also a new interpretation of the "white cube". The idea behind this is to place works of art in the foreground, whilst putting the architecture of the exhibition in the background. The vitaLED RGBW luminaires by Brumberg generate an impressive play of colors on the smooth exterior walls. Inside, the zinc-covered building has an exhibition area of over 700 square meters. Here as well, we implemented vitaLED to back up the concept of the museum. The luminaires are seamlessly regulated and integrated into the museum's building management system via a Jung KNX control panel, thereby serving as a companion and promoter of the exhibition.


Project: Vitra Design Museum at Weil am Rhein

Building owner:Vitra Design Stiftung gGmbH

Architect:Frank Gehry, Gehry Partners, LLP

Products: vitaLED

Scope of services: Product delivery, product adaptation

Fields of application:
Education | Culture


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