Vitra is a company designing and producing furniture. Its mission is to develop healthy, intelligent, inspiring and durable solutions for the office, home or public spaces.
The products and concepts are developed in Switzerland. Thanks to the diligent design process, the company´s engineering excellence is brought with the creative genius of leading international designers. The main aim of Vitra is to create high functional and aesthetic products.
All integral elements of the Vitra Project (The Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives) gave Vitra the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all of its creative activities.
Charles and Ray Eames
Mass production of previous models made from metal proved as too expensive. As a consequence of this, the company Zenith made an adaptation out of fiberglass. Later the first commercial sitting furniture family was created in collaboration with Herman Miller. First, the seat shell variations were sold with a choice of different frames. You could choose wooden legs, tubular steel legs, a wire frame with a four-star foot and one central chair leg or the ironic structural wire brace. There were also a stocking version and a rocking chair available.
VITRA – Verner Panton
This chair was designed by one of the most influential designers of the 1960s and ´70s – Verner Panton, born in Denmark. He became known for his original and imaginative designs in the fields of furniture, textiles and lighting. Creating a comfortable, all-purpose plastic chair moulded in a single piece was one of his ambitions. He had been looking for a manufacturer for a long time when he first had a contact with Vitra in 1963. The Panton Chair was then developed by Vitra and finally introduced to the public in 1967. This piece of furniture received numerous awards and one of the first models belongs to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Panton chair is available with a lacquered finish in black, white or red.
This chair was designed by one of the foremost designers of the 20th century – Ron Arad- in 2006 in his unique style, made from rotational-molded plyethylene. Voido can be a great conversation piece. It is available in matte (suitable also for outdoor use) or glossy colors.
Ron Arad has successfully established a unique design style using unorthodox combinations of materials and concepts.
This table was designed by Jean Prouvé in 1950 and produced by Vitra. Following in the footsteps of such iconic designs as the Parsons table or the Eames Round, he exhibits a dynamic relationship between the base and tabletop. Legs are made of sheet metal and each of them is turned out and angled on a diagonal slant. This is to distribute the downward flow of energy on the table. Sturdy surface is suitable for working or even dining. The top of the table is finished in smooth oak veneer. Prové EM table was reproduced to strict standards by Vitra and made in Germany.
Dimensions: 2000/2500 x 900 x 720 mm
Verto is a lamp which was developed by collaboration with Naoto Fukusawa. They ignored already existing conventions and made consistent use of LED. Thank to this, Verto is the most efficient LED office standing light today. It is able to light two workplaces with only 80 Watts.
Belux (the lighting company) belongs to the Vitra group.
Dimensions: 1870 x 347/401 x 329/503 mm
28. September – 07. October 2012
After four successful festivals yet another one is coming. This great and colourful programme of events will be awaiting the visitors this October. The mission of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is to celebrate design and to examine it critically. As we know, design has always been an important field in the production of culture and it is a part of our everyday life.
The whole of Vienna becomes a platform and showplace of design also thank to the cooperation with many partners (from Vienna museums to production and retail companies to designers from all over the world). VIENNA DESIGN WEEK offers a variety of venues and approaches specific to Vienna.
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