Coming soon exhibitions

  • Studio Wieki Somers, High Tea Pot, 2003

    Credit: Studio Wieki Somers

  • Ami Drach & Dov Ganchrow, BC-AD White series, 2012

    Credit: Moti Fishbain

  • Peugeot Design Lab, Onyx sofa, 2014.

    Credit: Peugeot

From October 21, 2015
to February 28, 2016

Futur archaïque

This exhibition showcases the link that is apparent today between the future - whether immediate, near or distant - and the past, the historical. It highlights the way in which designers can create objects that cut through the distractions of modern life to reveal our forgotten roots, while integrating the latest technologies. By exploring the resurgence of archaic forms in design, the project sketches out a sociological reading of these emerging desires to reconnect with our roots.

Exhibition curator: Yves Mirande

  • Les frères Freitag et les frères Riklin

From October 21, 2015
to February 28, 2016

Carte blanche to the Freitag Brothers

For their carte blanche at the mudac, brothers Daniel and Markus Freitag, founders of the eponymous bag manufacturer, meet two other brothers, artists and twins Frank and Patrik Riklin. For more than 20 years Daniel and Markus Freitag have designed, produced and sold bags and accessories made of recycled truck tarpaulins. Frank and Patrik Riklin founded the "Studio for special works" (Atelier für

Sonderaufgaben) with the aim of producing uncompromising independent art and undertaking special missions that, apparently, no one else feels responsible for. This meeting of minds will throw some light on their personal convictions, what motivates them and where they find their creative inspiration.

  • Etienne Meneau, Strange Carafe #6

    Credit: Etienne Meneau

  • Mariken Dumon, Wine Red Perfume – Atlas, 2011

    Credit: Lieven Herreman

From November 18, 2015
to May 1, 2016

This is not a bottle

Collaboration with the Musée valaisan de la vigne et du vin in Sierre

Wine has always been an important part of Switzerland's history, and remains so today. The two museums accordingly decided to investigate the containers that carry the precious beverage from the cellar to the table. The intention is not to recount the history and usage of the glass bottle, but to map out the relationship between these functional receptacles and contemporary glass design.

Although design plays around with function and utility, the interest of museum pieces lies precisely in the fact that they are no longer used! Selected objects are staged in a way that emphasises this paradox, showcasing the different aspects of the bottle today and, by association, sketching an outline of historical drinkers and their contemporary counterparts. This is not a bottle explores the many facets of the bottle, including functionality, industrial design and creative expression.