Vitra + Camper Pop Up Project at the Vitra Campus
Until September 30th, a joint venture between Vitra and Camper sees the Dome building on the Vitra Campus in Weil Am Rhein host a pop-up project of a different kind. In conjunction with the ‘Making Africa’ exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, the project enables Vitra and Camper to explore experimental ideas for new retail concepts. It is the first joint venture between the two, combining their interests for innovation, high-quality products and vast archives. Surprisingly, both have operated for generations as family-owned businesses and both push design barriers, often collaborators with like-minds such as Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison or Hella Jongerius.
The pop-up project is a platform for highlighting the work of artisans in countries such as Ethiopia and Haiti with the help of the United Nations’ Ethical Fashion Initiative by facilitating collaboration with renowned designers and brands such as Camper. The craft of shoemaking is demonstrated by a professional shoemaker who produces shoes live on-site, and additionally highlights from the current London Design Museum exhibition ‘Life on Foot’ are displayed along with a selection of Camper’s Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection.
Designed by architects Richard Buckminster Fuller and T.C. Howard in 2000, the interiors on this particular project sees the Burkina Faso- born, Berlin-trained architect Diébédo Francis Kéré was commissioned to design the space. Kéré’s work can been seen in the ‘Making Africa’ exhibition and experienced here in the Dome.
The Vitra and Camper project is only up for three months, so make sure you don’t miss it.
Opening dates and hours:
18 June – 30 September 2015
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm