Annual trip to the Vitra Design Museum


On Saturday, October 12, the TASIS Cultural Events program sponsored a trip to Weil-am-Rhein, Germany to visit the Vitra Design Museum. TASIS Fine Arts faculty members Martyn Dukes, Frank Long, and Mark Aeschliman led a group of 18 students through "Lightopia", an exciting exhibition about the history of illumination in architecture. This was followed by an extensive guided tour of the "Citizen Office" (Sevil Peach), Vitra's newest factory building (SANAA architects), the Fire Station (Hadid) and independent exploration of the showrooms at Vitrahaus (Herzog & de Meuron). In the afternoon they visited the Mondrian, Newman, and Flavin exhibition at the Kunstmuseum in Basel before returning to school through the Gotthard tunnel. TASIS students have the opportunity to be part of other cultural events trips and events throughout the year.