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Though its building by Frank Gehry must be a mixed blessing, the Vitra Design Museum exerts an inuence far beyond its Weil am Rhein site with its substantial travelling exhibitions - the Design Museum, the Lighthouse, and Manchester's Cube have all staged them in the past. Given Vitra's remit, they tend to feature objects more than architecture, but in the absence of equally ambitious home-grown initiatives, we shouldn't complain. Next year Liverpool hosts Vitra's big Le Corbusier show; ...


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