Once upon a time...


Christmas is a time for storytelling – also at the VitraHaus, which will be transformed into an enchanted fairy-tale world with different classic fairy tales waiting to be discovered from mid-November. Based on the tradition of papercutting, which has its origins in Asia and also established itself in Europe in the 19th century, the stories are disguised behind artistic silhouettes which have been cut from paper and carefully assembled. Decorative and original accessories such as the Eames House Bird by Charles & Ray Eames and the Toto Wooden Dolls by Kaj Franck will provide inspiration for the ideal Christmas gift and, at the same time, allow one to guess the fairy tale in question.

Set yourself in a Nordic Christmas mood with candles, fir sprigs and Himmelis – geometrical elements made from straw following an old Scandinavian tradition. Visitors will even have the opportunity to create their own Himmeli in a workshop of the Vitra Design Museum on 30 November and 7 December 2014 and let it become part of an installation in the Dome.

Opening hours VitraHaus
daily 10am-6am
24 December 10am-2pm

Himmeli Workshop
12am-4pm, no registration required, free admission
Installation accessible from 10am-6pm