This winter we invite you into four homes. After visiting the restored townhouse of actress Liane Forestieri, we are guests in the eclectic apartment of art collector Emmanuel de Bayser. We then find enchantment in the verdant greenery of Deborah Choi‘s flat in a historic residential building and make our final stop at the modern loft of artist Karin Sander.Each of these homes has a personal ambience. Yet they all reflect the same intention: combining form and function, beauty and purpose, with carefully selected pieces.
Buy a set of six dining chairs and receive the sixth chair as a gift.**Offer valid from November 1st 2020 until January 31st 2021.The least expensive chair will be free of charge. The following Vitra dining chairs are included in this offer (free combination possible): Eames Shell Chairs (excluding DSS, DSS-N, LAR, RAR, PACC and PSCC), Standard, Standard SP, Chaise Tout Bois, Panton Chair, Panton Chair Classic, Softshell Chair, Moca, HAL (excluding swivel base), Tip Ton, APC, .03, .05 and Belleville Chair.
A tanning agent extracted from olive tree leaves – a waste product of the olive harvest – is used to produce the superior-grade Leather Premium F. The entire production process is carried out with as few chemicals as possible in order to minimise the impact on the environment.This sustainable product retains the appealing look and pleasantly soft feel of Leather Premium. In addition to the eco-friendly tanning process, environmental impact is measurably reduced by sourcing the cowhides from selected regions (Switzerland, Denmark and southern Germany). Buy a Lounge Chair, Repos or Grand Repos in the new olive leaf tanned leather and benefit from our special discovery offer.**Discovery offer valid from November 1st 2020 until January 31st 2021. The new olive leaf tanned leather (Leather Premium F) is introduced at the price of the less expensive Leather Premium.
In these authentic home stories, our hosts testify to the pleasure of living with Vitra products. They share their personal experiences as well as their furniture choices, guided by the search for natural and long-lasting materials that will give the next generation the opportunity to inherit these objects.
In 1945 Charles and Ray Eames invented an apparatus – lovingly dubbed the ‘Kazam! Machine’ – for the purpose of experimenting with moulded plywood. With it they created children’s furniture, sculptures, toys and the iconic Plywood Chairs. Vitra is now presenting a limited edition of the LCW (Lounge Chair Wood) on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, pairing a black base with a seat and back in dark brown walnut. The Eames Elephant, a cheerful and complex plywood creation that never went into production at the time, will also be honoured with a special edition: this collector’s item is made of ash wood with a grey-stained finish, heightening the resemblance with its natural counterpart.
An original will always retain its worth. An imitation will never be anything but a copy, a stolen idea. The difference lies in the details – not just the quality and more obvious variances but also the sensory and emotional appeal of the authentic product. An original is a lifelong companion and may well outlive you to be gratefully received by the next generation.