Legendary design

A family-run business, sparked by the collaboration of its founders Willi and Erika Fehlbaum with the couple Charles & Ray Eames, the Vitra project pours all of its credentials into a durable design. Now legendary, the publishing house deems the classics as contemporary products from another period, thrilling us as much now as it did on day one. The creative design enhances and transforms your interior with furniture that is made to last.

Interior Stories

Throughout this winter, Vitra offers you the chance to meet their ambassadors! Collectors, artists, stylists and farmers… take a look at the homes they have stamped with their personality, accentuated by Vitra products and their furnishings.

Art and Antique Furniture Collectors

Karine Xavier Donck

These inveterate collectors cultivate a taste for all things that endure and a spirit of conviviality for their visitors! The pieces they buy are never fixed to one spot and they circulate and migrate within the house. Sharing their passion is an essential family value that has made their three children apprentice and knowledgeable collectors.

Their shared the vision of aesthetics means their tastes evolve together through constant discussion. “We fell in love with Prouvé and Perriand for different reasons. Prouvé for his technical side, his ingenuity, and Perriand for his materiality and his use of dark wood. […] We do a lot of rearranging. Doubt and intuition go hand in hand. Doubt cultivates creativity.”

It is from this open and cosy home that Wavier and Karine share their love of beauty with family and friends.

An Ideal Home for Going from the City to the Countryside

Adeline and Florent Maillet

Leaving behind the rat race of the city some 15 years ago, Adeline and Florent Maillet have restored the family farm and the link between children and grandchildren. Following in the footsteps of their forefathers, the whole family moves to the rhythm of the seasons and takes the time to contemplate the passing of nature. “We wanted a house that would blend into the landscape and not clash with its environment, nature and the fields. We wanted it to be fit for humans. For us, the ideal house is a simple house without frills. Who needs six bedrooms and four floors? We have a wood stove that warms our bodies and hearts.” Adeline and Florent favour quality furniture, preferably made of wood, which evokes a sense of history and which they will be able to pass on to their children.

The Art of Living Between the Studio and Home

Paul Schrader

Painting requires a sense of security, to be comfortable in a private place where you can let yourself go. Despite starting his career as a lawyer, Paul Schrader has always felt a calling to paint, like a burning passion that let him release the energy to accomplish great things. “Inspiration is like a spring or a river. The next flow of ideas always comes, but you don't know when. It can be at night or when you're riding the metro. For me, it's mostly colour associations, interior or dream-like landscapes. It's a feeling that I express with colours. I live and work in different places, but this is my base, this is where I prefer to paint. It doesn't work everywhere.” Each piece of furniture has its place and is a gateway to enter his creative process. Here we can compare the creation a work of art and a piece of furniture because both have an intrinsic cultural value and context:  the author, the time and the work are merged into one concept.

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Jean Prouvé in the spotlight

Colour patent

A great humanist of modern times, influenced by the shortages of the interwar period and timeless designer par excellence, Jean Prouvé invented the house that can be dismantled, modified and transported, thus becoming the precursor of sustainability through simplicity, modularity and quality!

“I’m neither an architect nor an engineer, I’m a factory worker.“Jean Prouvé

Vitra celebrates 20 years of collaboration with this key figure by introducing new colours as well as a number of new, little-known models! New colourful encounter with our interior where the well designed, reasoned manufacturing, durability and an absence of artifice take precedence over all the rest.

In autumn 2022, Vitra celebrates 20 years of collaboration with this key figure in design. To do this, the design house is expanding its range of furniture by introducing original colours developed by Jean Prouvé, and reissuing a number of new, little-known models! New colourful encounter with our interior where the well designed, reasoned manufacturing, durability and an absence of artifice take precedence over all the rest.

In autumn 2022, Vitra is expanding its range of furniture by introducing original colours developed by Jean Prouvé. In addition, the design house is reissuing four of his creations: the Conical Lampshade made in 1947 for the Potence wall light; Stool No. 307; the Metallic Stool; and Wall Shelving, designed in 1936 for the National Professional School of Metz.

All his designs

Conical Lamphade - Designed for the Potence wall light - 1947

Standard Chair - Original colours developed by Jean Prouvé

Wall Shelving - Designed for the National Professional School of Metz - 1936

Metallic Stool - Stool or side table - 1936

Stool N° 307 - Seat resembling the saddle of a tractor - 1951

Bureau Compas - 1953 - Marcoule Blue, colour patented by Ateliers Jean Prouvé

Prouvé Lamp - Furniture for the University of Nancy halls of residence - 1930

The Vitra house

The Vitra house represents the perfect balance between an iconic piece of furniture and contemporary pieces. Through a combination of individual collages, the collections are blended together, in line with our household needs. In the living room, office, dining room or even in the garden: welcome some excellence into your daily lives!

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Living room

Family relaxation space

A comfortable and flexible model which has been adapted to our modern families, the Vitra living room embodies living artwork, where elegance is enhanced by huge classics and contemporary creations.

"Eye Clock" clock

George Nelson

An original alternative to the classic clock.

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Cork Family stool

Jasper Morrison

Naturally stunning and incredible lightweight yet sturdy

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Eames Armchair

Charles & Ray Eames

A comfortable armchair with organic shapes.

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Noguchi Coffee Table

Isamu Noguchi

A sculpural coffee table.

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Resting Cat Decoration

Front Design studio

A peaceful presence.

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Plywood Group armchair

Charles & Ray Eames

A comfortable armchair with organic shapes.

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Dining room

Timeless meals

Impressive meals enjoyed around timeless furnishings for a Vitra dining room, which will give you precious, unique moments of sharing.

EM table

Jean Prouvé

Pure, modernist lines for a perfect design piece.

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APC chair

Jasper Morrison

A play on materials and colourways combined with a sober design.

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Standard chair

Jean Prouvé

Iconic legs on a chair created by a legend.

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" Eames Side Chair" chair

Charles & Ray Eames

A comfortable chair with legs created using metal and wood.

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Guéridon Round table

Jean Prouvé

A design piece boasting pure, modernist lineage.

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Panton Chair

Verner Panton

The revolutionary chair created from one solid piece.

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Plate Dining Table

Jasper Morrison

A sober, useful and eco-friendly design.

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Office

Working from home

Whether your home office is in the living room, the kitchen or in its own bonafide office room, Vitra ergonomics underpin the design for maximum comfort.

Compas Direction desk

Jean Prouvé

The iconic desk with metal calliper legs.

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Cork Family stool

Jasper Morrison

Naturally stunning and incredible lightweight yet sturdy.

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Accessories

Exceptional craftsmanship

Lesser-known, the accessories collections demonstrate a magic created by exceptional craftsmanship. A sublime gift, they affirm the pronounced taste of the home for the perfection of the details.

Eames Elephant

Charles & Ray Eames

A decorative sculptural figure.

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Découpage vases

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Sculptural and stunning, the Découpage vases create poetic compositions.

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Eames House Bird

Vitra

The epitome of style and minimalism, the "Bird" adds a poetic and chic touch to your decor.

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Children's room

Fairy tales for little ones

Transpose these collections, which bring together artistic flair and play in equal volumes, into the chamber of your little angels, so that your classics become their classics.

Panton Junior chair

Verner Panton

The revolutionary chair created from one solid piece.

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Panton Junior chair

Verner Panton

The revolutionary chair created from one solid piece.

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Garden

Life in the great outdoors

As soon as spring has sprung, the boundaries between indoors and outdoors begin to meld together. The Vitra outdoor collections create a seamless space.

Panton Chair

Verner Panton

The revolutionary chair created from one solid piece.

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Belleville outdoor table

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Inspiration was found in classic French bistros for this table with an iconic style.

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Panton Chair

Verner Panton

The revolutionary chair created from one solid piece.

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The Original is by Vitra

To choose the original means choosing durability and a design which will maintain its value and accompany you throughout your life. The realisation of a wonderful idea, stripped back of superfluous details, and which has been created in a way infinitely thought-out and optimised, in order to respond to trans-generational issues, let's start by introducing you to Vitra's main classics!

Standard Jean Prouvé

The structure determines the design.

1934

Chaise Standard par Jean Prouvé

Eames Shell Chairs Charles & Ray Eames

When a chair is revolutionary.

1948

Chaise Eames Shell par Charles & Ray Eames

Lounge Chair Charles & Ray Eames

Longevity for generations.

1956

Chaise Lounge par Charles & Ray Eames

Aluminium Charles & Ray Eames

When a friend can't find the right chair for them.

1958

Chaise Aluminium par Charles & Ray Eames

Panton Chair Verner Panton

When a single being on this earth believes in you.

1967

Chaise Panton par Verner Panton

The Vitra values - A vision of the past and future

01.

Durability,
the cycle of life

Never a slave to trends, Vitra furnishings are passed on from one generation to the next. This durability is a major axis for the thorough development process for each product. The production house gave itself the time to take into consideration all of the parameters, from materials to their recycling potential, and from repairs to packaging. The result is furnishings which travel through the ages.

02.

Cultural
committments

New drives created by the Vitra Design Museum, collections composed of major pieces enable a scientific examinations via a global vision on an international and historical spectrum within the field of design. Associated with artistic and applied disciplines, Vitra highly values the transmission of knowledge and positions through architecture, exhibitions, publications and workshops.

03.

Vitra Campus
Weil am Rhein

Composed of several building, the Vitra Campus has the role of showcasing design in its essential functions as the witness and operator of evolution in our societies. The most renowned architects have worked on it: from Jean Prouvé to Frank Gehry, including Tadao Ando and Zaha Hadid. Multifaceted experience: design, architecture, art and nature, this place expresses the educative mission led by Vitra.

Designers, Close collaborations

Vitra maintains a close relationship with its designers. This is a craft governed by co-creation, which is showcased in each original piece. Spared by the friendship between Willi Fehlbaum, the founder of Vitra, and the legendary Charles & Ray Eames, the production house draws a special attention to the creative whims and desires of the designers, which it transcends through projects which will certainly outlive us. The most striking example is that of the Panton chair, a real challenge deemed impossible to produce in 1950, and which was, 17 years later, an immediate hit! Creative design .

Jean Prouvé

Avant-garde portable building

Charles & Ray Eames

Modernist couple

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The beautiful utility vehicle

Jasper Morrisson

Super normal

Photo de Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius

Material modularity

Verner Panton

Colour virtuosity 

Barber & Osgerby

Organic creator

Antonio Citterio

Multi-disciplinary design