Total home design harmony?

Textile concepts from 1970-1990

“Total home design harmony” was announced by an advertising slogan of the Swiss textile company MIRA-X, whose innovative textile design became an international talking point from 1970 to 1990 and which set new standards. The exhibition focuses on three designers and design teams, respectively, who designed extensive collections for the company: Verner Panton, Trix & Robert Haussmann, as well as Alfred Hablützel and Jean-Philippe Lenclos. Details

27. April 2018 - 30. September 2018

Lace and high society

Innovation and networking from the 16th to the 18th century

The development of bobbin lace and needlepoint were among Europe’s most important innovations of the early modern era. Until that time, most technical achievements in the field of textiles had been taken over from the East – lace was a technique mainly developed by women which, starting out from Italy, conquered the fashion of the European elites. However, the production of lace did not only revolutionise the fashion of the upper strata of society but also the social status of tens of thousands of women who produced lace in the cottage industry while also being a driving force of industrialisation. Details

26. October 2018 - 10. February 2019