Jeudis Design 2015

For their 10th editions, the Jeudis Design invite you to special events to discover today's design trends, in Switzerland and abroad. Lectures, panels and debates will be as many opportunities to meet and exchange with Swiss and international designers.

In partnership with the magazine Espaces Contemporains.

On the occasion of the exhibition Telling Time, the mudac invites you to discover the watch of the future, to explore a watchmaking manufacture and to reflect on our relation to time during a round table with an historian and sociologist, a chronobiologist and a philosopher.

This autumn, the mudac takes to Zurich to delve further into the universe of the Freitag brothers on the occasion of their carte blanche exhibition.

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    Soirée Design & Branding en juin 2015

Jeudi Design: Design & Branding, jeudi 26 novembre à 18h

Construire l'identité d'une marque, la communiquer, la commercialiser sont des tâches importantes, parfois mises à rude épreuve par les contraintes de temps et d'argent. Comment un designer ou un entrepreneur contruit-il son entreprise et peut-il développer sa marque?

Cinq invités relèvent le défi de présenter en quelques minutes leur vision et leur démarche liées aux enjeux de la communication et du marketing.

Une collaboration entre l'Office fédéral de la culture, Pro Helvetia, Engagement Migros et le Prix Design Suisse.


18h: visite de l'exposition Freitag as absurdum
18h45: Conférence de Pascal Dulex, FREITAG
19h30: Pecha Kucha puis discussion avec
Yann Mathys (designer)
Laurence Imstepf (designer, Mademoiselle L)
Claudio D'Amore (designer, KOSHA)
Christian Kägi (designer, Aekae)
Nicolas Rochat (entrepreneur, Mover)
Modération: Patricia Lunghi (journaliste)
20h30: Cocktail

Prix: 15.- / Gratuit pour les Amis du mudac

FULLY BOOKED (waiting list: contact us: 021 315 25 30 or

Guided tour: Death on the Nile, Sunday 29 November at 15.00

Guided tour (in French) of the exhibition Death on the Nile (Jacques-Edouard Berger collection) by Audrey Eller, egyptologist.

Sunday 29 November 2015 at 15.00

Fee: admission to the museum

No registration

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    ECAL/Elsa Lambinet, Stretch, 2011
    Credit: ECAL/Julien Chavaillazation de la Ville de Lausanne

Guided tour: This is not a bottle, Saturday 5 December at 16.00

Guided tour (in French) of the exhibition This is not a bottle! with Justine Ciana, art historian

Saturday 5 December 2015 at 16.00

Fee: admission to the museum

No reservation

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    Constructionisme, Marius Schaffter & Jérôme Stünzi

Les Urbaines: performance by Old Masters, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December at 17.00

The mudac is happy to present the performance Constructionisme by Marius Schaffter et Jérôme Stünzi (Old Masters), on the occasion of the festival Les Urbaines. In all seriousness, a very irreverant conference by Marius Schaffter about an artwork by Jérôme Stünzi installed in the mudac for the event.

Further information on the website of Les Urbaines.

Saturday 5 December and Sunday 6 December at 17.00

In French

Free admission to the museum on Saturday (full day) and on Sunday from 16.30

No reservation

Discover the full programme of Les Urbaines:

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    Design: A3 Studio

Portes Ouvertes de la Cité, Saturday 12 December

The mudacis happy to partake again in the Portes Ouvertes de la Cité: artists and artisans studios, little-known design boutiques, local bars and restaurants invite you to discover their activities and products with Christmas tea, punch or mulled wine!

Among this year's newcomers: La Sonnette (art and design gallery and shop), Gris Souris (interior design), Le Parloir (tatoo). Chez Mama Elisa (pizza).

Saturday 12 December from 11.00 to 18.00

At mudac: free apples in the shop and guided tour (in French) of the temporary exhibitions at 16.00

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    After having unpicked the bags they had gathered in, the two pairs of brothers soldered them to make them back into a lorry tarp.
    Credit: Friklin

Guided tour: Futur archaïque and Freitag ad absurdum, Saturday 12 December at 16.00

Guided tour (in French) of the exhibitions Futur archaïque and Freitag ad absurdum, with Camille Bezzola, art historian and facilitator.

Saturday 12 December at 16.00

Fee: admission to the museum

No reservation

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    Vase d’ornement à couvercle, Chine, Dynastie Qing (1644-1911). Céramique vernissée jaune. Collection Jacques-Edouard Berger
    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

Guided tour: Pot Luck, Sunday 27 December at 15.00

Guided tour of the exhibition (in French) by Geneviève Barman, sinologist, of the exhibition Pot Luck. Vessels from the Far East: around sixty terracotta, stoneware, bronze and lacquered pots dating from the 11th century B.C. to the 20th century A.D. illustrate the variety of shapes and uses of pots in China and the surrounding countries.


Sunday 27 December 2015 at 15.00

Fee: admission to the museum

No reservation

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    Outils de recherche de Laura Lynn Jansen & Thomas Vailly pour le projet CaCO3 Stoneware, 2014
    Credit: Floor Knaapen

Jeudi Design: Michel Maffesoli, Tuesday 19 January at 18.30

The mudac invites you to discover the exhibition Futur archaïque with two sociologists: Michel Maffesoli, whose work addresses the relations between aesthetics and social life, tribal resurgences, and the importance of imagination; and Yves Mirande, design specialist and curator of the exhibition.

Tuesday 19 January at 18.30

In French

Price: admission to the museum

Reservation essential: or  021 315 25 30