Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich
25 August 2017 – 15 July 2018
In opening the Design Studio, the Museum of Design is launching an extraordinary place for conveying basic questions of design, where the processes of the discipline take centre stage.
Designing everyday objects is fascinating on account of the many stages these go through before they are produced. Quick sketches can convey the idea entirely without a word being spoken, and models help to test out certain parameters.
The Design Studio explains the decisions that have to be made within a design process using sample design projects. These can be used to discuss current and historic issues of design, but they can also be tested in the integrated design workshop. The open workshop can be used by visitors without the need to be accompanied by museum staff. Here, visitors can experiment with their ideas or put their discoveries directly into practice. An extensive programme of tours, excursions, exhibition talks and workshops is aimed at visitors of all ages.
The workshops in particular are ideal for the whole family to get involved with making things and experimenting. On 10 September, the “Kreativlabor” workshop will take place in which figures can be made from two dimensional elements and painted. The various kits have been developed by Z-Module Lasercut students at Zurich’s University of the Arts.
On 15 September, participants on the “Fliegendes Geschirr” excursion can obtain an insight into the working world of the Greutmann Bolzern Designstudio. Using sketches, drawings and models, the designers themselves will explain how they design entire solutions for indoor environments.