Better Know a Furniture Maker.....Vitra October 18 2014, 0 Comments

An 80-year-old Swiss family-owned company, Vitra is a top international furniture manufacturer that believes in lasting relationships, durable products, sustainable growth, and the power of good design.  Vitra is headquartered in Birsfelden, near Basel, Switzerland, and has an exquisite design campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany featuring buildings designed by renowned architects Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid and Herzog & deMeuron. Known for collaborating with many of the world's top designers and architects past and present, Vitra has won numerous design awards throughout the years. 

 

The following are some (but not all) of our favorite Vitra products.

1. Sweet, sweet Suita!

Suita sofas by Antonio Citterio are a supremely comfortable place to watch the game with friends, take in a movie with the kids, or curl up and read your favorite book all by yourself. Available in a variety of configuration options including 2-seat, 3-seat, sectional, and chaise. Select from Vitra's beautiful fabric and leather options to make it distinctly your own.

 Suita Sofa       Suita Sofa  Suita Chaise  

 2. The Panton Chair by Verner Panton.

A classic that looks great either on its own as an accent or elegant as a set at a dining room table. The world's first cantilevered plastic chair is comfortable and available in many vibrant, fun colors.

Panton Chairs     White Panton Chairs Yellow Panton Chair

3. TipTon.

A fun chair with a serious side by Barber Osgerby. For those focused on studying or working hard, the TipTon will keep you in an ergonomic position that will keep your body's circulation flowing while you're burning the midnight oil. 

  Tipton Chair   Tip Ton Chairs Detail

4.Vegetal.

This Bouroullec Brother's creation looks like it sprouted up out of your garden (where it would look great by the way).  This weather resistant chair is available in a variety of colors and is just as at ease outside (balcony, patio, garden) as it is inside.

Green Vegetal Chair Vegetal Chairs   Vegetal Chair in Garden

5. Last but not least is the Grand Repos.

If you have ever sat in this chair, you know why we saved the best for last.  Watch the big game or take a nap.  It's a shapely and classically-tailored recliner that swivels. Available in many gorgeous fabric and leather choices. We suggest a pachina or ottoman to get the full Grand Repos experience.  Destined to be another classic from architect and designer Antonio Citterio.

Grand Repos and Ottoman   Grand Repos Side Detail  Grand Repos in Situ

And if you need a little something to spruce up a wall, nothing beats a classic a George Nelson clock.  These clocks seem to say "I want to be formal, but I'm here to party." Both decorative and functional, they harken back to the Mid-Century heyday with a classic style that will always look great....especially in a kitchen, living room, den, or office.  

George Nelson Ball Clock Multicolored   George Nelson Sunburst Clock  George Nelson Spindle Clock

Oh and another great thing is that all Vitra products are currently on sale: 15% off through October 26.
So stop by the studio or visit us online and embrace classic Vitra style. Sit. Get cozy.

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