April 12, 2010

Slideshow: Vitra Design Museum and Campus - Basel, Switzerland



A variety of buildings quietly sit on the Vitra campus outside Basel, each designed by one of the world's top architects. Ando sits next to Gehry across the street from a new Herzog and de Meuron. Grimshaw, Siza and Gehry added factory buildings, with a fourth under construction designed by Sanaa. The firehouse was Hadid's first completed building and a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome completes the campus. An impressive collection of architecture compliments the exquisitely designed furniture Vitra is famous for, including designs by Charles and Ray Eames. My visit there was all the more interesting with an exhibit of the work of the Campala Brothers, fantastic designers and artists.


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