Vitra will be displaying its new products and concepts in open landscapes, walk-in shops and display windows at the Orgatec office furniture fair. In addition to conceptual focal points such as High Work or colour & material, Belux, Cisco and the ETH Zurich will be integrated as partners in its stand concept. One pavilion will present Vitra’s cultural aspect with the Vitra Campus and the Vitra Design Museum.
Here is an overview of what is new.
Workbays – Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
With Workbays, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have developed an organisational cycle that redefines the working environment and breaks with the typical rigid planning structure of offices. But Workbays are more than just multifunctional furniture systems. They are systems that offer employees the freedom to select the work environment that suits their respective current tasks. Workbays can spontaneously be used as telephone booths, as video conference rooms, as reading corners, as coffee corners or as meeting rooms – without having to banish participants to a closed room.
Physix – Alberto Meda
The construction of Physix is based on the idea of creating a continuous seat shell by stretching fabric across two side beams. The chair is therefore the latest in a long line of iconic chairs and, with its design, takes this particular typology to yet another level. Using cutting-edge materials and production technology, Alberto Meda combines three elements to create an entirely new dynamic sitting experience. These are a flexible frame construction, an elastic weave cover and a stabilising mechanism.
Alcove Cabin – Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Alcove Cabin is a fully-fledged work room. It is closed on all sides, has an entrance, two padded seating areas facing each other, a table, an electrical connection and lighting. It provides visual and acoustic privacy for four to six people.
Alcove Meet – Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Alcove Meet is a conference table for up to four persons featuring two padded Alcove panels at the sides. By connecting several tables in a row, you can create an entire conference zone without having to install any fixed components.
Ad Hoc High Work – Antonio Citterio
Ad Hoc is a classic design and an archetype for individually adaptable office furniture systems. As a modular system, it can be configured to suit individual requirements – right down to the smallest details. With its various table sizes, it fulfils all standard requirements; as Ad Hoc High, it promotes healthier work by offering users a new way of working while standing. Every possible workstation configuration with tables of normal height is also possible with Ad Hoc High Work tables.
Pivot – Antonio Citterio
Pivot, the High Work office chair by Antonio Citterio, is around 30 cm higher than a standard office chair. With its round, forward-tilting backrest, it offers a lot of freedom of movement. The chair can also be used in sideways sitting positions, as well as for leaning on or propping oneself up. A height-adjustable foot ring, together with the comfortable padding, provide for a pleasant sitting position.
Tyde – Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
With Tyde, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have developed a new generation of height-adjustable tables into which the technology required for adjusting has been sophisticatedly integrated. Tyde is therefore subtle in design and can be incorporated into a wide variety of office environments and used in combination with different tables. While stand-up/sit-down tables are generally only available as single workstations, Tyde extends this concept to offer the benefits of working while standing and sitting to double workstations and conference tables.
Ad Hoc Executive – Antonio Citterio
A company’s business culture is conveyed through its workstations and executive offices in particular. And within corporate cultures, the role of values such as transparency, teamwork and quality is becoming increasingly important. These values were the main focus when developing Ad Hoc Executive – the new furniture range by Antonio Citterio.
Aluminium Group Dark Chrome – Charles & Ray Eames
The Aluminium Chair is one of the 20th century’s most significant furniture designs. Some pieces from the Aluminium Group are now available in the new version “Dark Chrome”, with dark chrome-plated aluminium parts. The seat cover is made of premium leather on both sides and its armrests are also covered in high-quality leather. These materials, brought together in a painstaking manufacturing process, create the well-known silhouette of this iconic classic, but with new, modern touches.
ID Air – Antonio Citterio
Antonio Citterio and Vitra have pooled 25 years of experience in developing office chairs to create the ID Chair range of office swivel chairs. The different models, which can be configured according to the modular concept, lend a subtle elegance and colourful variety to the office. They offer a wider range of different options, allowing the users to adapt the chairs’ functionality, comfort and aesthetics to suit their individual requirements. ID Air’s plastic backrest supports the back, is flexible and is perforated for air circulation. It is also a cost-effective solution.
ID Trim Cap – Antonio Citterio
The ID Chair Concept consists of the basic types ID Mesh, ID Soft, ID Trim and ID Air, each with different backrests. ID Trim Cap gives a clear signal: Please do not disturb! Because its cap is sound-proof, ID Trim Cap is highly suitable for use in micro-concentration zones in open-plan offices.