septembre 2021

202122sep14 h 00 min16 h 00 minVISITE PRESSE : Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today14 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min Vitra Design Museum

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Dear Madam or Sir,

Be it in furniture design, fashion design, industrial design, or interior design, women have contributed crucially to the development of modern design, both creatively and commercially. And yet books about the history of design often fail to mention them. The exhibition »Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today« at the Vitra Design Museum seeks to help redress the balance. Presenting women designers from the past 120 years, it tells a new, many-voiced story of design against the background of the struggle for equal rights and recognition. Around eighty women in design are showcased in the exhibition, including protagonists of modernism like Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand, Lilly Reich, and Clara Porset, business leaders like Florence Knoll and Armi Ratia, but also lesser-known figures like the social reformer Jane Addams. Contemporary positions and future outlooks are represented by such designers as Matali Crasset, Patricia Urquiola, Julia Lohmann, and the collectives Matri-Archi(tecture) and Futuress.

We invite you to the press conference and guided tours through the exhibition:

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 2 pm

Dome, Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany


Speakers are Mateo Kries, Director Vitra Design Museum, the curators of the exhibition, Viviane Stappmanns, Nina Steinmüller, Susanne Graner, as well as Pierre Rainero, Cartier Héritage Director, Cartier, and Dr. Britta Kaiser-Schuster, Director of 20th century and contemporary art, Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States. 

The curators will be available for interviews after the guided tours.

Press images are available for download in our press room.

We are looking forward to your registration to the press conference. Don’t hesitate to contact us for us for any questions and interview inquiries.

Please note that the press conference programme may be subject to change due to regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. An official certification of vaccination, testing or recovery is required for the press conference. You can find more details under:, and we are happy to inform you via mail if changes occur.

Thank you and best regards,

Lara Schuh and Team

Lara Schuh
Head of Communications

Vitra Design Museum

T +49.7621.702.3153


(Mercredi) 14 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min


Vitra Design Museum

Weil am Rhein