Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design.
Our products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, which brings together our engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is our goal to create interiors, furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Longevity of materials, construction and aesthetics is our leading principle, as demonstrated by our Classics – many in continuous production since the 1950s.
Initiatives like the Vitra Campus architecture, the Vitra Design Museum, workshops, publications, collections and archives are all integral elements of Vitra. They give us the opportunity to gain perspective and depth in all our activities.
Founded: 1950, as a family-owned company
Management: Hanns-Peter Cohn (Chief Executive Officer / CEO), Manfred Meier (Chief Operation Officer / COO), Eckart Maise (Chief Design Officer / CDO), Patrick Guntzburger (Managing Director Vitra International / MD VINT), Martin Dörig (Chief Financial Officer / CFO)
Board of Directors: Gilbert Achermann (Chairman), Nora Fehlbaum, Rolf Fehlbaum
Headquarters: Birsfelden near Basel (CH)
Production Sites: Weil am Rhein (D), Neuenburg (D), Allentown (USA), Zhuhai (PRC), Goka (JP), Szombathely (HUN)
National Companies and Representative Offices: to the overview
vitra. and VitrA: VitrA is a company that constitutes part of the Turkish Eczacıbaşı Group which has produced tiles and sanitary ceramics and distributed these globally since 1942. The name similarity with the brand name vitra. is coincidental; both companies developed entirely separately from one another. A friendly exchange presently exists between both companies, but there are no commercial links.