Jeudis Design 2014

For their 9th edition, the Jeudis Design invite you to 5 special events to discover the current trends of design, 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.

In 2014, the mudac invites you to an exceptional workshop this Spring and to a cultural trip in Switzerland this Autumn, as well as lectures and conferences on the occasion of the exhibitions No Name Design, Otto Künzli. L'exposition and Nirvana. Etranges formes du plaisir.

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    Marian Bantjes, Before My Memory Goes, 2011
    Credit: Marian Bantjes

Guided tour: Wunderkammer, Tuesday 2 September at 12.15

Guided tour in French of the exhibition Wunderkammer. Carte blanche to graphic designer Marian Bantjes with Claire FAvre Maxwell, curator at the mudac. To go in a golden and fabulous Cabinet de curiosités.

Tuesday 2 September 2014 at 12.15

Price: admission to the museum

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    Otto Künzli, Katoptrische Ringe, 1988
    Credit: Otto Künzli, Munich

Jeudi Design: meet Otto Künzli, Thursday 11 September at 12.00 and 18.00

On the occasion of Otto Künzli. The Exhibition, the artist, a pioneer of conceptual jewellery, will comment his own works. A unique opportunity to discover the exhibition with his mischievious eye.

Thursday 11 September 2014 at 12.00 and 18.00 (two tours)
In English
Price: 15.- / Free admission for the Friends of the mudac
Reservation essential: 021 315 25 30 or


Otto Künzli is also invited to give a lecture at L-Imprimerie in Lausanne. He will speak about the issue of Copy and Paste - a wonderful nightmare, related to the creation of Shanzhai, rings-seals he made in 2012 in China.

Friday 12 September 2014 at 12.00
In English
Free admission, information at
Location: L-Imprimerie, avenue de Morges 33, Lausanne

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    Simon Klenell, Frigger Tactics, 2011 (detail)
    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

Heritage Days, 13 and 14 September

The 21st edition of the Heritage Days will take place on 13 and 14 September 2014 on the theme of culinary arts.

The mudac invites you to a contemporary celebration of cut crystal with a poetic installation by Swedish artist Simon Klenell. Unveiled specially at this occasion, the artwork is reminscent of the refinement of luxury tablewar.

Programme of the Swiss Heritage Days:

Guided tour
Sunday 14 September 2014 at 15.00
Présentation of Simon Klenell's artwork by Justine Ciana, art historian
Free admission

Glass workshop
Sunday 14 September 2014, 15.00-18.00
Guided tour with Justine Ciana and family workshop (from age 7) with glass artist Anne Londez.
Reservation essential: 021 315 25 30 or

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    The industrial workshop Mayer & Soutter in Renens

* Design Days, between September 25 and 28 in Renens

The 6th edition of the Design Days will take place in the industrial workshop Mayer and Soutter. This impressive and elegant concrete and steel building has been closed for 10 years and is now exceptionnally open to the public for the duration of the event. The mudac invites you to discover this essential design event with a guided tour.

Date and hours to be confirmed (between 25 and 28 September 2014).


*This event is reserved to the Friends of the mudac: discover the programme 2014 at and join us!

Further information at 021 315 25 27 or

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    Otto Künzli, Undated (probably pendants), 1993
    Credit: Otto Künzli, Munich

* Discovering contemporary Jewellery, Thursday 2 October at 18.00

Otto Künzli. The Exhibition presents the main and most important works of Otto Künzli, who has revolutionized the art and vision of contemporary jewellery. A private guided tour with Carole Guinard, curator of the exhibition at the mudac and in charge for the contemporary jewellery collections of the mudac, will allow to seize Künzli's smart mind.

This tour will be followed by an exceptional and exclusive presentation of selected pieces from the jewellery collections of the museum.

* This event is reserved to the Friends of the mudac: discover the programme 2014 on and join us!

Further information at 021 315 25 27 or