Exhibition: Every Thing Design

The collection of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

How is a design object perceived? How does this perception change over time? Why does a museum put it in its collection, and how are meaning and value established? Is everything design today? The museum poses these questions in the presentation of its collections, which have never been previously exhibited to this extent. The overriding theme is the observation of processes of social and cultural change. Such a view reveals signs of quality and developments in the production and reception of design objects that recur over decades. The exhibition, in a mise-en-scène by the renowned Swiss design studio Atelier Oï, and the catalog, designed by the well-known Dutch book designer Irma Boom, make it possible to experience the diverse connections among the museum’s internationally significant Poster, Design, Applied Art and Graphics Collection

Link to description at museum website.

Guided tour (in German) on Wednesday May 13th 18:30 by Barbara Junod, curator Graphics Collection, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich.

Opening hours

3 April to 19 July 2009

Monday: closed

Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00-20:00

Friday-Sunday: 10:00-17:00



Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Ausstellungsstrasse 60

8005 Zurich

Tram stop “Museum für Gestaltung”, tram 4 and 13 or

5 minutes walk from Zurich Main Station

Exit Sihlquai, direction Limmatplatz