Founded in 1950 as a family business,Vitra produces a great deal of designer furniture. Vitra is a Swiss company known all over the world. Of course, that name is not built up just like that, but it can hardly be otherwise than that you've heard of the company. Maybe that's why you know the name. The company produces the furniture of Charles and Ray Eames in Europe. Herman Miller does this for the rest of the world.
Vitra's design museum is worth a visit
The headquarters of the furniture manufacturer is today located in Switzerland, in the town of Birsfelden. In 1989 it opened the Vitra Design Museum in the southern German town of Weil am Rhein, which houses a collection of designer furniture, lighting and other special objects. This museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm and is well worth a visit. The company also has a strong connection with architecture. For example, there is a fire brigade building by Zaha Hadid and the design Museum was designed by Frank Gehry. Frank Gehry's counterpart Tadao Ando also designed the building. The famous Vitra house was designed by the duo Herzog and de Meuron. They were inspired by the archetype house.
The economic success is and remains the basis for this Swiss company. Today, thousands of people still know the name Vitra and it should stay that way.
It is not for nothing that the products of Vitra have been awarded design awards from all over the world. The products can therefore also be found in many famous places. The plenary room in the Bundestag in Berlin, the headquarters of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
However, they are best known for her chairs. If you're looking for iconic design chairs, chances are you'll end up with this brand.