The Vitra Design Museum is opening a Berlin branch on 1 July. Its first branch, the Frank Gehry-designed museum in Weil am Rhein, was opened in 1989.
Vitra’s second museum branch is located in architect Hans Heinrich Muller’s Humboldt, a disused transformer plant in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin.
The museum will open with a retrospective of the designer Verner Panton. It will feature parts of the Vitra collection and host workshops and guided tours on architectural themes.
The Berlin branch will be followed by further museums in Italy, France, Spain and the US.