© Vitra Design Museum, photo : Ludger Paffrath

Objects of Desire. Surrealism & Design

Where?
mudac - Musée cantonal de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains
When
From 08.03.2024 to 04.08.2024
Price
From
12 CHF
The mudac presents Objects of Desire, an exhibition by the Vitra Design Museum. Objects of Desire explores the close dialogue between surrealism and design over the last hundred years. From Salvador Dali to Meret Oppenheim and Iris van Herpen, the exhibition presents both pioneering works from the 1930s and contemporary projects.

Useful information

Address

mudac - Musée cantonal de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains
PLATEFORME 10 - Place de la Gare 17
1003 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

From 08.03.2024 to 04.08.2024
Open
Closed
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

Plateforme 10 tickets - 1 museum, full price (adults aged 26 and over)

15 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 1 museum, reduced price, adults aged 26 and over (AVS, AI, unemployed, students, apprentices)

12 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 1 museum, under the age of 26

Free

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, full price (adults aged 26 and over)

25 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, reduced price, adults aged 26 and over (AVS, AI, unemployed, students, apprentices)

19 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, duo (visit for two, adults aged 26 and over)

38 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, under the age of 26

Free

Free admission on the first Saturday of the month. 
On 24 and 31 December: 10am to 5pm. 
Closed on 25 December and 1 January. 

Access 
CFF train station: 3 minutes on foot 
Bus 1, 3, 21, 60: «Lausanne-Gare» stop 
Bus 6: «Cécil» stop
Metro M2: «Lausanne-Gare» stop 

More info

Even today, surrealism provides designers with a wealth of inspiration, whether through its fantastic motifs, its subversive approach, or its interest in the human psyche. Objects of Desire showcases this abundant diversity, bringing together design furniture and graphic design, fashion, decoration and photography.

The exhibition juxtaposes surrealist works of art and design objects to reveal fascinating cross-references. Surrealism encouraged certain designers to explore the reality behind what is visible and to create challenging, innovative objects that questioned our habits. The movement freed post-war design from the straitjacket of functionalism and shifted our gaze from the form of things to their oft-hidden messages. Objects of Desire explores this phenomenon, through works by emblematic artists, showcasing one of the most fertile dialogues between art and design in the last hundred years.

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