At this year’s furniture fair in Milan, Vitra will not only be presenting new products by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Hella Jongerius. We have also revamped many of our classics in terms of the materials used, colours and ranges. The entire trade fair stand features carefully chosen colours from the new Vitra Colour Library. Come and see for yourself.
Mochi – Hella Jongerius, 2013
Mochi is both a spontaneous seating option and a decorative ottoman for lounge chairs and sofas.
Table Solvay – Jean Prouvé, 1941
When the Table Solvay was created during World War II, there was a metal shortage and so the table legs were made of wood.
Fauteuil Direction – Jean Prouvé, 1951
The little chair is perfect for the home office where, particularly in combination with the small desk Compas Direction, it gives it an individual touch and can also be used as a comfortable dining chair.
Eames Plastic Chair – Charles & Ray Eames, 1951
The maple wood bases of the models DSW and DAW are now available in different colours. Furthermore, the colour 'basalt' has now been added to the seat shells.
Grand Repos – Antonio Citterio, 2013
Repos and Grand Repos are now also available with a base 5 cm higher, which is especially suitable for public spaces such as lobbies.
Alcove Plume – Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2013
With Alcove Plume, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have now extended the Alcove family to include a sofa with a low seat height and pronounced cosiness. The thick, generously cut seat cushions are extremely welcoming and offer ultimate comfort.
A-Table – Maarten Van Severen, 1992/2005
The new version of the A-Table by Maarten Van Severen consists of a table top with an easy-care linoleum surface. In a patented process, the top is fitted with an edge made from the same material to produce the monolithic appearance sought by Van Severen.
Eames Storage Unit ESU – Charles & Ray Eames, 1949
Together with the Eames Office and the Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, a carefully defined new colour composition was chosen to give ESU a fresh and contemporary look and still celebrate the spirit of the 1940s and the 1950s. The new ESU has also undergone adjustments to its horizontal dimensions and been extended to offer more versions. As such, the ESU has become a veritable family of shelves.
Eames Wire Chair DKR & DKW – Charles & Ray Eames, 1951
The Wire Chair is now available with a dark powder coating. This both emphasises the transparency of the seat shell and gives the chair a casual touch. DKW, another new model with a wooden base, amplifies this domestic character even further. Moreover, the cushions have been reshaped and are also now available with fabric or leather covers in new colours.
Organic Chair – Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940
The Organic Chair is now being launched with an expanded fabric palette and thus a larger selection of colours. For the first time ever, the base is available in light oak.
Hang it all – Charles & Ray Eames, 1953
The original colour composition of Hang it all was conceived by Ray Eames. In celebration of what would have been her 100th birthday in December 2012, Vitra and the Eames Office are now launching three new versions of the coat rack. The models feature the fresh colours of red, green and white, and represent excerpts from the new Vitra Colour Library.
Lounge Chair & Ottoman – Charles & Ray Eames, 1956
'What I really want is a black with feeling.' – Charles Eames
The Lounge Chair & Ottoman is now available in a black version. The shells in black ash, the deep black leather and the carefully chosen details such as the aluminium parts in deep black give the chair an elegant and exquisite look.
Eames Stool, Model D – Charles & Ray Eames, 1960
In contrast to the previous models A, B and C, the new model D is made of black lacquered ash and is not only suitable for use as a stool, but is also ideal as a fixed occasional table – especially together with the new black Lounge Chair.
Wall Clocks – George Nelson, 1948-1960
Three of the popular wall clocks are now available in black: the Sunflower Clock, the Petal Clock and the Sunburst Clock.
Fauteuil de Salon – Jean Prouvé, 1939
Fauteuil de Salon combines plain surfaces to create a complete architectural form with a comfortable seat and backrest. Rediscovered in the archives of the French design engineer, the chair’s colour was adapted for modern tastes.
Compas Direction – Jean Prouvé, 1953
The oiled solid wood table top gives the Compas Direction an individual touch. With its compact dimensions, the table is ideal for contemporary, largely paperless home offices.
EM Table – Jean Prouvé, 1950
The new solid wood table tops in oak and walnut give the table an exquisite look and a pleasant feel. The height of the base has been adjusted to suit modern needs and the colour scheme has been revamped.
Tabouret Solvay – Jean Prouvé, 1941
Tabouret Solvay is a simple, robust stool made of solid wood. It is instantly recognisable as a Jean Prouvé design, Prouvé having created it according to the design principles that he is renowned for.
EM Table – Jean Prouvé, 1950
Another new design is the EM Table with HPL table top and a base with a powder-coated finish in the same colours and surface texture as the base of the Standard SP chair.
Standard SP – Jean Prouvé, 1934/1950
Standard SP (Siège en Plastique) brings the iconic chair up-to-date without changing anything about its form: a seat and backrest of robust plastic in a carefully chosen colour palette give Standard SP a contemporary look.
Sphere Table – Hella Jongerius, 2012
The Sphere Table combines a futuristic-looking sphere with the familiar archetype of a traditional table and thus makes a statement in any environment.