SEOUL, July 20, 2021 – Hyundai Motor Company today announced a three-year partnership with the Vitra Design Museum, one of the world’s leading design museums, to host innovative travelling exhibits focusing on the future of technology, mobility and sustainability.
Through this partnership, Hyundai Motor will be showcasing five traveling exhibits of the Vitra Design Museum from 2021 to 2023 at Hyundai Motorstudio locations worldwide. The partnership aims to strengthen the cultural presence of design and future technology at exhibition venues around the world and to foster cultural exchange between creative institutions in Europe and South Korea. The partnership will commence with the ‘Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine’ exhibition from August 3 through October 31, at Hyundai Motorstudio Busan, followed by an exhibition in Beijing.
The Vitra Design Museum, founded in 1989 in Germany, is among the world’s leading museums of design, and is known for exhibitions that cover highly relevant contemporary concerns, such as future technologies, sustainability, mobility and social awareness.
‘Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine’ explores the broad spectrum of robotics technology that increasingly enhances our daily lives and showcases designs that influence the interfaces between humans and machines. Since its debut in 2017, the exhibition has toured Europe and will now makes its first appearance in Asia through Hyundai Motor’s partnership with the Vitra Design Museum. The new exhibition will also feature robots developed by Hyundai Motor, offering visitors a glimpse into the current state of robotics technology and its future in the contemporary society.
“Hyundai Motor continues to pursue open innovations through our investment in mobility and robotics, seeking to reinvent people’s everyday lives under our vision of Progress for Humanity,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and the Head of Customer Experience Division at Hyundai Motor. “Together with the Vitra Design Museum, we will present new possibilities of how innovative designs can enhance the positive impact of technology on our everyday lives and offer global audiences a glimpse into the future of mobility that Hyundai Motor is moving towards.”
Mateo Kries, Director of the Vitra Design Museum, added, “The collaboration with Hyundai Motor will help to spread knowledge about design’s importance in our contemporary world, be it as a part of modern life, or as a tool that can help to tackle global challenges in sustainability, digitalization or diversity. The ‘Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine’ exhibition is especially relevant in this respect, as it touches all these areas and shows how essential it is to use digital technologies in a responsible manner.”
Hyundai Motorstudio is part of the company’s vision to provide customers with enriching experiences supported by technological innovation. Hyundai Motorstudio Busan, launched in April of this year, is the sixth Hyundai Motorstudio in the world.
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About the Vitra Design Museum
The Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world's leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design's relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. The work of the Vitra Design Museum is based on its collection, which encompasses not only key objects of design history, but also the estates of several important figures, including George Nelson, Verner Panton, Alexander Girard and the collection of the Eames office.
In the main museum building by Frank Gehry, the museum annually mounts two major temporary exhibitions. In addition, smaller shows are presented in the Vitra Museum Gallery, and the Vitra Schaudepot by Herzog & de Meuron, which opened in 2016, presents approximately 400 key objects from the extensive museum collection.
Often developed with renowned designers, many of the museum’s exhibitions cover highly relevant contemporary themes, such as future technologies, sustainability or questions like mobility and social awareness. Others present historical topics or monographic exhibitions on iconic designers.
The museum conceives its exhibitions for touring, and they are shown at venues around the world. On the Vitra Campus, they are complemented by a diverse program of events, guided tours, and workshops.
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About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe. Based on the brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity,' Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.
The company invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services. In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Hyundai will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.
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