How about biding your time while discovering and trying out outstanding Swiss design at the same time? The Swiss Design Lounge at our newly refurbished main building on Ausstellungsstrasse now offers visitors first-hand experience of re-edited Swiss furniture classics as well as of contemporary designs. The compact selection of armchairs, stools, tables, sideboards, lamps, carpets, and curtains also illustrates the historical range between standard furniture and living spaces, functionality, and creative drive. Overlooking the local park, the light-flooded space extends a warm welcome to visitors, whether they wish to hold meetings or chat, browse through the museum’s publications or simply relax on a sofa or daybed and recover from everyday stress.
«Visitors are not usually allowed to touch any furniture exhibits. In a showroom, on the other hand, one easily gets caught up in a sales conversation. Here in the Design Lounge all of us can own selected Swiss furniture designs for a while.»
«The Swiss Design Lounge is more than a museum. It offers our guests a hands-on experience of outstanding design culture and a place to relax, read, chat, and enjoy a social space between the museum and the city.»
Max Bill's View of Things | Die gute Form: An Exhibition 1949