Presentation of the Würth museum
The Musée Würth France Erstein opened in January 2008 next to the headquarters of Würth France, in the western industrial area at Erstein in Alsace. Its aim is to provide access in France to the Würth collection, which is one of the leading corporate collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe.
The contrast between the two buildings (headquarter and museum) underpins the architectural project of the Lyon-based firms run by Jacques and Clément Vergély: the transparency of the glass building housing the headquarters forms a counterpoint to the opaque geometry of the museum’s rough-finished concrete walls.
The building consist on 3 rooms : the monumental nave on the ground floor and the two attractive spaces upstairs provide a total exhibition area of 800 m2. The technical lighting design was the work of Marc Fontoynont. His aim is to allow the maximum use of natural light in the galleries.
This investment complements Würth France’s business presence with a cultural initiative and marks the group’s commitment in terms of regional development and bringing art to the widest possible audience.