What personal marks do we leave in the spaces that we live in? What do the objects we surround ourselves with tell about us?For 2019’s Salone del Mobile, Vitra explores four distinct environments shaped by four points of view: the lens of the collector, the stance of the bohemian, the attitude of the global entrepreneur and the perspective of the nomad.In Milan this year, Vitra launches a new sofa by Hella Jongerius and a new lounge chair by Antonio Citterio, as well as featuring updates and new products from Charles & Ray Eames, Konstantin Grcic and Barber & Osgerby.
Eames Plastic Chairs & Eames Fiberglass Chairs - new coloursCharles & Ray Eames, 1950After extensive research in collaboration with the Eames family, represented by the Eames Office in Los Angeles, Vitra has updated the colour palette of the Eames Plastic Chair shells. The new carefully compiled shell colours are designed to enhance the material in any environment. The palette comprises 14 contemporary colours divided into groups of neutral, medium and bright shades. The colour palette of the Fiberglass Chairs also has been extended with three new additions: dark ochre, light ochre and red.Available from June 2019.
Grand RelaxAntonio Citterio, 2019Grand Relax is a luxurious reclining lounge chair combining outstanding comfort with compact dimensions and a classic understated aesthetic. When sitting down, the user sinks into the soft cushions, and the chair reclines thanks to an integrated and adjustable synchronised mechanism concealed within the seat. The backrest can be locked in any position. The outer backrest is covered with embossed split leather, forming a type of shield that enfolds the user, while defining the contours of the lounge chair. Grand Relax appears both compact and inviting.Available from November 2019.
Vlinder SofaHella Jongerius, 2018Vlinder combines the archetypal form of a comfortable sofa with a precisely tailored duvet-like fabric cover. The textile cover bears the Dutch designer's distinctive signature and pushes the boundaries of modern weaving technology: eight colours with yarns of two different thicknesses comprise the various levels of seven different jacquard weaves.Available from September 2019.
Bovist - updateHella Jongerius, 2019Bovist is a decorative floor pillow, stool and ottoman all in one. Its appealing shape and casual comfort are provided by the tapered radial seams around the sides and a compact filling of synthetic beads. The fabric cover features a lively pattern in a complex jacquard weave. The motif and colour scheme are inspired by the Vlinder sofa and its multi-layer design. Bovist is therefore not just a striking solo piece or an attractive ottoman for any type of upholstered furniture, but also an ideal companion for Vlinder.Available from mid-May 2019.
Suita Sofa - updateAntonio Citterio, 2010Since its launch in 2010, the elegant Suita Sofa has enjoyed much popularity. Together, Antonio Citterio and Vitra have now updated the extensive sofa family and adapted it to the latest developments in materials technology. A new, more sophisticated upholstery structure offers even greater comfort, while a tufted version of the seat and backrest cushions adds an artisanal touch. The soft upholstery version can now also be selected with leather covers.Available from August 2019.
Eames Fiberglass ArmchairsCharles & Ray Eames, 1950Vitra reintroduced the legendary chairs by Charles and Ray Eames in the original fibreglass material in 2018. The launch began with the Side Chairs, the Armchairs with their iconic armrest shells are now also being produced.Available from November 2019.
Eames Plastic Chairs - LARCharles & Ray Eames, 1950Thanks to its compact dimensions, the new Plastic Chair LAR can also be used in smaller interiors, and the wide choice of colours for the shell, upholstery fabric, and base can be coordinated with diverse styles and settings. The steel wire base, which achieves maximum stability with minimum materials, acquired a charming nickname within just a short time on the market as a result of its unusual form: 'Cat's Cradle' – in reference to the children's string game.Available from November 2019.
Eames Segmented Tables DiningCharles & Ray Eames, 1964The Eames Segmented Dining Table is characterised by an interplay of dimensions, materials and colours, transforming the legendary classic into a comfortable, elegant dining table. With round or boat-shaped table tops in a choice of sizes, it allows spontaneous and informal seating arrangements in diverse dining settings.Available from mid-July 2019.
Colours & MaterialsHopsak, Dumet, TrackHopsak fabric welcomes nine additional colours, which are coordinated to match the shades of the Eames Plastic Chair shells. The palette of the popular cotton blend Dumet has been expanded with some brighter shades. And with Track, we are introducing a high-quality woollen fabric with a fresh and sporty look, suited for use in both homes and office environments.Available from June 2019.