Vitra Design Museum Opens Rudolf Steiner Alchemy of the Everyday Exhibition

The Vitra Design Museum presents Rudolf Steiner – Alchemy of the Everyday an exhibition open 15 October 2011 – 01 May 2012.

Vitra Design Museum, East Side View

Rudolf Steiner is regarded as one of the most influential – and also one of the most controversial – reformers of the twentieth century. He founded the Waldorf schools and advocated a holistic view of humanity which shows its influence in many areas of our lives today – including bio-cosmetics, a heightened environmental consciousness and biodynamic agricultural products, to name a few examples. Steiner inspired artists such as Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky and Joseph Beuys. He was one of the founders of “organic architecture” and also developed a unique stylistic idiom in the area of furniture design. The Vitra Design Museum exhibition “Rudolf Steiner – Alchemy of the Everyday” is the first major retrospective on this universal thinker and artist.

The exhibition is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
and Wala, Weleda, Mahle Foundation, Iona Stichting

The majority of loaned objects comes from the Rudolf Steiner Archive and the art collection of the Goetheanum, which provided essential research assistance in preparations for the exhibition.

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