ALEXANDER VON VEGESACK
As a freelance curator and collector of industrial furniture design, Alexander von Vegesack set up the Thonet Museum in Boppard am Rhein and advised international museums in shaping and adding to their design collections. He organized exhibitions in Paris for the Centre Georges Pompidou as well as for the opening of the Musée d’Orsay. He established the Vitra Design Museum and headed the museum as the founding director until 2011. Von Vegesack’s private collection was first shown in 1993 in the exhibition “Miroir d’un Collection” at Centre Georges Pompidou. In March 2008 the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli presented a new exhibition about his collection and work in Turin.
Since 2011 he has committed to his own institution, the Domaine de Boisbuchet, which has gained an international reputation as an educational center. The French State awarded this non-profit organization in 2011 with the title “Pole d’excellence rurale” and continues to financially support it in further expansions. Alexander von Vegesack served as a member of the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, is Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and holds the German Order of Merit.