Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich: Toni-Areal

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Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich: Toni-Areal

Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich: Toni-Areal
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich is the leading Swiss museum for design and visual communication. Through its changing exhibitions on the university campus, at its second site, the Toni-Areal, the museum builds bridges to the research and teaching undertaken at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), presents experimental projects, and takes a stand on current design debates. The Toni-Areal also houses the museum’s collections, which can be discovered on guided tours. The four collections — decorative arts, design, graphics, posters — are now united under one roof for the first time since 2014.
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Jean Pierre B
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico233 contributions
Family
the museum fur gestaltung of zurich is without any doubte the "must" in design and visual comunication. a very didactic presentation with workshop for adults and kids and you feel well and the time spent permit you to discover for exemple a collection of touristic posters and in separe building a foto exhibit of sebastao Salgado (until 23.06.2019)the Corbusier pavillon near the lake will open in may 2019. of course you will have to make your mind and your plans to enjoy the most of this important place you should dedicate enough time to visit.
Written 27 February 2019
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Cyane G
31 contributions
Couples
Did you know that the Swiss have a history of top-notch design? Well, whether you do or not, this is the place to get a taste of their collections of posters, graphic art, decorative arts, furniture and even temporary exhibitions.
Written 5 August 2018
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,306 contributions
Solo
The Museum fur Gestaltung has two locations, the main building on Ausstellungsstrasse and this one. Both can easily be reached using public transportation, as there's a stop in front of both. The museum offers a great deal on a combo ticket if you're interested in seeing both.

The main draw for me at the Museum fur Gestaltung Zurich: Toni-Areal was their exhibition "Protest! Resistance Posters". The exhibition showcases about 300 international protest posters on a wide variety of subjects. Everything from anti-violence to women's rights. You can't help but be moved by the power of these posters.

The other exhibition of note here is the exhibition "Design Studio: Processes". A look into the process designers go through. Some elements of this exhibition were better than others in demonstrating how designers think and work. I liked the Protest exhibition far better than this one.

I would encourage you to visit both locations.
Written 15 July 2018
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Marlis0707
London, UK339 contributions
Solo
This museum is worth visiting if you are into design.
There are different collections over 3 floors.
One of the exhibitions gives you a good idea about the history of Swiss design.
Loved the different lighting design in the main room.
Written 10 June 2018
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Urvil s
3 contributions
Couples
The kind of curiosity & positive feeling we can get out of this museum is unmatched. A very well designed museum. Three best attractions were:
1. Workshop where you can design your own stuff
2. The Happy show - Teaches life's lessons in a very creative way so that you remember it lifelong
3. The store with really cool items

A must visit museum for all age groups!
Written 1 January 2018
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Moyashinen
187 contributions
Solo
The exhibitions, design process & The happy show by American graphic designer were really nice exhibition and worth to see. the size of the place is not so big but good size. student 8CHF
Written 29 December 2017
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,612 contributions
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The Museum for Gestaltung is located at the Toni Areal complex and can easily be accessed with public transit Tram #4 (Toni Areal).

The standard entry for the museum is 12CHF.

I visited for the recently concluded Macht Ferien (Take a Holiday) exhibit. It was a very nice display of the celebration of Swiss tourism from the last 100 years. Posters, flyers, pictures, articles and more are spread throughout the room to view and enjoy. I would say I really enjoyed the TV advertisements and commercials of small towns, ALPS, lakes and most definitely the amazing Kugelbahn on display and the Swiss spaghetti harvest farming film was a blast!

Just make sure you don’t sell yourself short by not viewing all the exhibits at the museum as your entry includes each.

I also visited the Gallery display for the Turn the Puppets Loose (Lasst die Puppen tanzen). This was a very interesting, beautifully maintained and totally functioning display of puppets, some from the early 1900’s. This gallery was a fascinating walk through time and imagination of the period.

The last exhibit I viewed was the Sigurd Leeder Dance Exhibit. It was an appreciation of art and dance from Leeder and works in cooperation with Kurt Jooss with video, art display and photos.

A very special note of appreciation and acknowledgment for the museum as they really have made an attempt to welcome the full range of visitors by having most of the exhibit information and flyers translated in German, English and French languages!

A visit of all galleries is Highly encouraged and recommend!
Written 15 August 2017
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Tiago C
Porto, Portugal17 contributions
Solo
I came from so far to here, to see a dance exhibition? Really?
Too weak
I was hoping a lot more from here.
Written 7 June 2017
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Dear Tiago C We're really sorry to hear that you did not like our Museum. We have currently three exhibitions in our museum: "Take a Holiday!","Turn the Puppets Loose" and the one you mentioned: "Sigurd Leeder - Traces of Dance". We deeply regret that you saw only one of the three exhibitions. What was the matter that you did not find your way to the other two? We're looking forward to hear from you on welcome@museum-gestaltung.ch Best regrads, Museum für Gestaltung
Written 9 June 2017
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,306 contributions
Solo
"Take A Holiday" the current exhibition at the Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung – Schaudepot) combines two of my favorite loves – Design & Travel. Who doesn't love both.

The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of Switzerland's tourism industry. This small exhibition showcases not only the beauty and magic of Switzerland, but the talented graphic designers who created the work. The bulk of the exibition is made up of travel posters, grouped thematically. Much of the imagery presents a very romantic view of travel from a by gone era. Other travel related pieces are also on display.

Perhaps the most fun item to see in the exhibition was a incredible Rube Goldberg type machine made up of iconic imagery related to travel in Switzerland, including videos. This contraption was so much fun, I watched it twice.

The price of entry was 8 CHF. I suspect this exhibition will appeal mainly to lovers of design and travel. The museum has a small gift shop and a couple of eateries can be found in the building. The museum can easily be reached by tram.
Written 22 April 2017
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Hope L
Gotham, WI21 contributions
Couples
The former museum closed for renovation and supposedly the collection was moved to this location, but there is just one room of tourism displays. Yes they're nice, but not worth the entrance fee to see them. I believe this Museum would be better off offering free admission for this small exhibit to generate interest while the renovation is in process. As it is, it wasn't worth my time or expense to get there on the tram.
Written 19 April 2017
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  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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