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This year has radically changed our perception of space: We started avoiding places we share with strangers or any environment that could subject us to chance encounters. We were ordered to remain in our homes by governments worldwide. Companies were forced into the mass experiment of remote working. Our homes suddenly became a place in which to work, spend time with the family, learn, celebrate, grieve and more – all at the same time.

Over the two days of the Vitra Summit, a streaming event hosted online on 22 and 23 October, Vitra intends to go beyond the obvious implications. Vitra believes that surroundings continually shape our thoughts and feelings. Interior spaces can shift corporate cultures, lift spirits and impact the wellbeing of their inhabitants. We invite you to reflect with us on how to future-proof environments - at home, in the office and on the go.

Join us for two days of interactive, digital exchange, with scientific findings, know-how and best practices related to the future of shared spaces.



  • Aric Chen, Curatorial Director, Design Miami
  • Asma Khan, Chef and Founder, Darjeeling Express
  • Beatrice Galilee, Executive Director, The World Around
  • Beatriz Colomina, Architecture historian, theorist and curator
  • Christian Grosen Rasmussen, Chief Design Officer, Vitra
  • David Allemann, Co-Founder, On
  • Esther Perel, Psychotherapist & Host of Where Should We Begin? and How's Work?
  • Francis Kéré, Architect
  • Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD
  • Ilse Crawford, Designer
  • Jan Boelen, Artistic Director, Atelier Luma
  • Joseph Grima, Founder, Space Caviar
  • Konstantin Grcic, Designer
  • Kyle Chayka, Writer
  • Mason Currey, Writer and Editor
  • Mateo Kries, Director, Vitra Design Museum
  • Nora Fehlbaum, CEO, Vitra
  • Sevil Peach, Interior Architect and Founder, SevilPeach Architecture + Design
  • Sharon Johnston, Founding Partner, Johnston Marklee & Associates
  • Stefano Boeri, Architect and Urban Planner
  • Steph Cusack, Yoga Teacher

More names will be announced in the weeks to come.

Four main themes structure the Vitra Summit

The detailed agenda will follow soon.

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Which topics impact office environments, communal spaces or the home, and which processes will influence the future of work? In a series of newspapers dedicated to the world of work and current global topics, we invite designers, architects and industry experts to address these themes.

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