The A-Z of Interior Design - V is for…

Vitra.
The iconic Swiss company has been designing and producing classics since 1950, using the creative minds of designers around the world.

Vitra state their goal is "to create interiors, furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring".  The company manufacture Eames originals, being the sole authorised manufacturer of Eames products for Europe and the Middle East.

On Charles Eames Street, Well am Rhein, the VitraHaus, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, is a striking building on the Vitra campus.  Five storeys stack one above the other with their charcoal stucco exterior.  Winding, organic, spiral staircases connect the cross-sections offering interesting viewpoints to the interior and exterior.


VitraHaus by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron
Inside, the bright interiors contrast and offer far-reaching views.  Light pours in through the high pitched ceilings and the Vitra design classics are displayed in their element.  Walls are painted in white throughout to allow the classic, mid-century modern furniture to stand out.



On the Vitra Campus, the Design Museum's collection commemorates design greats such as Charles and Ray EamesGeorge NelsonVerner Panton and Alexander Girard with a rich programme of events, guided tours, and workshops.

Charles and Ray Eames: Vitra website
One hundred masterpieces of interior design illustrates the history of design and how it relates to art, architecture and interiors.

Vitra Design Museum, Charles-Eames-Str. 2, D-79576 Weil am Rhein,  +49.7621.702.3200, info@design-museum.de
For those who don't happen to be in, or visiting, Germany, the Vitra website is also a useful resource for those interested in the history of interior design.

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