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The museum building, an architectural attraction in its own right, was Frank O. Gehry's first building in Europe, realised in cooperation with th… Read More
The museum building, an architectural attraction in its own right, was Frank O. Gehry's first building in Europe, realised in cooperation with the Lörrach architect Günter Pfeifer. Together with the museum, which was originally just designed to house Rolf Fehlbaum's private collection, Gehry also built a more functional looking production hall and a gatehouse for the close-by Vitra factory. Read Less
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The Vitra Design Museum is an internationally renowned, privately owned museum for design in Weil am Rhein, Germany.
Vitra CEO Rolf Fehlbaum founded the museum in 1989 as an independent private foundation. The Vitra corporation provides it with a financial subsidy, the use of Vitra architecture, and organizational cooperation.