Vitra is a world-renowned design house who are known for their exceptional range of modern and contemporary furniture and accessories. Headquartered in Birsfelden in Switzerland, Vitra is a family-owned designer furniture company which has gone from strength to strength since their foundation in 1957. As well as their furniture, Vitra is known for the architectural work which makes up its second premises in Weil am Rhein in Germany, the home of the Vitra Design Museum.
A key turning point in the history of Vitra was then moment they were granted the European rights to produce and distribute the exceptional range of furniture and home accessories designed by style icons Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. The incorporation of the work of these true visionaries in their business in 1957 led to further innovative work including the introduction of the still popular, timeless classic Panton Chair in 1960, designed exclusively for Vitra by Verner Panton. The company continues to produce versions of these truly iconic designs but introduces and offers up the works of many other talented designers from around the globe.
Vitra is internationally recognised for the effortless class and style that exudes from their creations. From clocks and tables to their expansive range of chairs for indoor and outdoor use, there is something special about every piece that the Swiss masters have to offer. Vitra pieces have a real creative flair about them which immediately attracts attention and this is fused seamlessly with the technical and functional engineering that goes on behind the scenes, allowing you to enjoy true quality as well as the unique sense of style.
Pieces designed and produced by Vitra can be found in some of the most iconic institutions around the world including the Pompidou Centre, Dubai International Airport and London’s Tate Modern.
Attention to detail is a true hallmark of Vitra and when working with the classic designs of Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson they were sure to keep the intrinsic features the same and were exacting when it came to the design and manufacture. The Eames chairs and George Nelson pieces that you can enjoy today have the same fundamental blueprints as those created by the original designers themselves, with a little Vitra spirit added.
Vitra continue to work with many exceptional designers and their collection is a true testament to some of the finest and most exciting designers currently working in the interior design industry. They include Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, French brothers whose designs have an innate connection with nature and include the Vegetal Chair. Another design duo who produce exceptional pieces for Vitra are Barber & Osgerby whose stand out piece in the Naken Interiors collection is the Tip Ton Chair. The Vitra designer portfolio also includes true style and design icons including Isamu Noguchi, an American-Japanese designer and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship whose Dining Table and Coffee Tables are wonderful choices for incorporating into a Vitra-styled living space.