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
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Barcelona chair: This chair was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929 exclusively for the German Pavilion (International Exposition of 1929 in Barcelona). The chair´s design was inspired by the campaign and folding chairs of ancient times. The chair was shown off perfectly in the environment of the Pavilion and it reached a reputation of being “a design worthy of kings”. Currently, the frame is made in two different steel configurations, chrome and stainless. The chair is almost completely hand-laboured and Ludwig´s signature is stamped into each chair.
Dimensions: 750 x 750 x 750 mm
The Wassily Chair: This chair, also known as Model B3 Chair was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925-1926 during the time when he was the head of the cabinet- making workshop at the Bauhaus in Germany. First it was manufactured by Thonet in the late 1920s. When the chair was re-released by an Italian manufacturer named Gavina decades later it became known as “Wassily” after the painter Kandinsky, Breuer´s friend and fellow Bauhaus instructor, who praised the design when it was first produced. The chair has been mass-produced since the late 1920s, and continuously in production since the 1950s. A design classic is still available today.