Design Studio is Vitra’s dedicated platform for designers, residential architects and space planners. Here you will find in-depth information on current trends and developments, as well as product information, planning files, and such indispensable tools as the Vitra Colour & Material Library.With every crisis comes both the opportunity and the challenge to develop new models. What does it take to design the multifunctional home of the future, for example? Design Studio will help you stay at the forefront of innovation in today’s rapidly changing world.
The Vitra Colour & Material Library comprises a variety of textiles and leathers, but also features solid materials, including the colours and textures of plastics, metals, woods and other materials. Together, these form a system offering countless possible combinations with a coherence that make it easy for architects, interior designers or private clients to define a lively interior collage with a strong identity.
With some 70 years of industry experience, Vitra develops products for use in all manner of private and public spaces – including indoor and outdoor living spaces, the home office, the traditional office, restaurants, cafés, hotels, lobbies and much more. Here you can discover our product categories, as well as a collection of accompanying planning examples.
Originally conceived as a showroom for the Vitra Home Collection, the VitraHaus exemplifies the diversity of the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. The striking building designed by Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron is simultaneously an experimental laboratory and flagship store for the Swiss furniture manufacturer. The VitraHaus has been visited to date by 3.5 million people from all over the world. On the occasion of the building’s tenth anniversary, Vitra is encapsulating the accumulated experiences and insights of the last decade in a new interior.In 2006 the architects Herzog & de Meuron were commissioned to design a space for the Home Collection, which had been launched two years earlier. The concept of the building plays with archetypal proportions and dimensions to create living scenarios and work settings with a home-like feel. Since its opening in 2010, the VitraHaus has welcomed more than 3.5 million visitors.Fictional inhabitants and characters Over the past years, well-known interior designers such as Ilse Crawford, India Mahdavi and Raw Edges have developed interiors for fictional residents in the VitraHaus loft on the top floor. To mark the building’s ten-year anniversary, the US design studio Charlap Hyman & Herrero has now transformed the loft into the apartment of a film director. But other parts of the VitraHaus also showcase living areas furnished in different ways, inspired by the lives of imaginary occupants. A visit to the VitraHaus should encourage visitors to think about and experiment with their own home interiors, while also demonstrating Vitra’s conviction that designing living spaces is always a deeply personal process.
To introduce Vitra’s new products and updates for Autumn 2020, we are presenting four distinctive living environments created by four different interior designers or design collectives. Conceived with a set of imaginary characters in mind, these unique home settings feature products by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Jean Prouvé, as well as special editions of iconic Vitra designs by Charles and Ray Eames.
As we approach a new reality with far-reaching consequences for the home, the office and the spaces we share, how do we keep track of the key topics and most impactful processes? Our free, downloadable e-papers, newspapers and brochures feature inspiring and thought-provoking content by a host of well-known designers, thought leaders, scientists and industry experts that will help you stay on top of the latest trends and developments.