Garden Futures: Designing with Nature

Vitra Design Museum
Ongoing Event
© stefano boeri architetti, vertical forest; photo dimitar harizanov, 2020
Sat., 25 March until Tue., 03 October

Gardens reflect identities, dreams, and visions; they are deeply rooted in our culture. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the garden—not only as a romantic idyll, but as a field of experimentation for concepts related to social justice, climate change, biodiversity, and a sustainable future. Gardens have become places of the avant-garde. Designed by the Italian studio Formafantasma, the exhibition “Garden Futures” at the Vitra Design Museum will be the first to explore the history and future of the modern garden. Which movements and theories have influenced our contemporary garden ideals? How can horticulture contribute to a more sustainable future and a good life for everyone? The exhibition addresses these and similar questions using examples from design, everyday culture, and landscape architecture—from contemporary community gardens to green façades and vertical urban farms, from deckchairs to gardens created by designers and artists like Roberto Burle Marx, Mien Ruys, and Derek Jarman.


Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Strasse 2
79576 Weil am Rhein

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