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Museum of Design (Museum Fur Gestaltung)

Ausstellungsstrasse 60, Zurich CH-8005 , Switzerland (Gewerbeschule)
+41 43 446 67 67
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Ranked #62 of 97 Attractions in Zurich
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum focuses on graphic design, technology, photography and the great history of poster design. It's affiliated with Zürich University for the... more » Owner description: This museum focuses on graphic design, technology, photography and the great history of poster design. It's affiliated with Zürich University for the Arts, and has a specialist library open to the public. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was hoping for a permanent exhibition of some sort in addition to the temporary works, but it seems that there's a couple of temporary exhibitions only and nothing else. I did enjoy these, especially the "Unterirdisch – Das Spektakel des Unsichtbaren" exhibition. The main reason I went was for "Weingart Typografie" which was underwhelming considering his work. In addition,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Whenever I'm in Zürich, I always make it a point to visit the Museum of Design. Their current exhibition "Japanese Poster Artists: Cherry Blossom and Asceticism" is fantastic one. The museum has put together a selection of over 130 posters dating from the 1950's to present day. As you might expect from this museum, the work has been displayed in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We visited the Japanese Poster Artists exhibition and thoroughly enjoyed it. The posters were well laid out in themes and there was no-one else in the gallery so we had the time and space to have a leisurely stroll round the exhibits. The exhibition was good value for 7CHF. There is a great selection of postcards in the shop.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

There are alway very nice exhibitions at the Museum für Gestaltung. Visit the gift shop and buy some design tools or assecoires.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The clean simplicity of Swiss design - from the Helvetica typeface to the Swiss railway clock - is known the world over. So a visit to the Museum of Design seemed a must in Zurich. Housed in a classic sixties building, it looked the part, and the temporary exhibition on vintage fashion was extremely well curated and engaging. The staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I work in the advertising field and this is one of my favorite museums to visit when I'm in Zürich. I've been to the Museum of Design several times and never been disappointed. The museum is made up of four collections, Posters, Design, Applied Arts and Graphics. The work is housed in a building from the modern architecture movement. And... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

We went here for my partner (who is a graphic designer) as the website led us to believe it was a substantial museum relating to art, graphic design, advertising etc. instead we paid 7 Swiss francs each to see a small display in a roof about 'vintage items' that looked as though it was part of a high school exhibition.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had an our or so to kill and popped in for a visit enroute back to our hotel. Building is a bit uninspiring but of course we were more interested in the happenings inside, which included a photography exhibit from Martin Parr of the UK and a section on "Vintage" To me the Martin Parr photos - whilst extensive... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I have been to some great exhibits at this museum and some disappointing ones. It is definitely worth checking out what the special exhibits are as they do cover a wide range of interesting topics (from the effects of plastic on the environment to the progression of posters in advertising.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

fantastic pictures by Martin Parr on ground floor and on the first Renne Burri. Get yourself to visit them while they are still showing; but when we are talking about Museum of Design, one would expect good permanent exhibitions too which is not the case...and the design of of the building, entrace, bathrooms, coffee space , all disappointing....so I guess... More

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