Furnishing one's home is about creating a warm and comfortable retreat. But a good interior also needs to come with the ability to constantly adapt itself to the needs of its inhabitants and their guests by creating inviting and stimulating environments.Being good hosts was a central element in Charles & Ray Eames' lives. When designing a chair, planning an exhibition or receiving guests for dinner in their private home, the Eames House, they consistently sought to anticipate the needs of their guests. This season, we invite you to dive into the world of the Eameses, to rediscover our design classics and explore the most iconic contemporary pieces for living, dining and lounging.
Comfort, softness, and an inviting appearance – these are the classic characteristics of a lounge chair. But to be truly great, a chair must offer more than just the standard elements. At Vitra we’ve combined engineering expertise with a deep knowledge of upholstery, colours and materials to offer you the perfect lounge chair, equally suited as a special standalone piece or as an attractive addition to your existing living room furnishings.
The Shell Chair was first presented in 1948 at a competition organized by New York's Museum of Modern Art. Eventually marketed as the first mass-produced plastic chair, it established an entirely new typology in seating. Today Vitra manufactures the comfortable seat shells of the Eames Plastic Chairs in polypropylene, while those of the Eames Fiberglass Chairs are produced in glass-fibre reinforced polyester resin. There is also a wide choice of bases and shell colours, along with upholstery options for some models. This allows customers to specify countless different combinations and to use the chairs in the widest range of settings – from dining rooms, living rooms and home offices to terraces and gardens.
This Winter, we are introducing the Eames Plastic Armchair LAR by Charles & Ray Eames and the Organic Chair by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen in Sheepskin. Perfectly suited for reading, both chairs will bring new levels of comfort and understated elegance into your home.Discover the chairs at your closest Vitra store and on vitra.com.
The work of the French designer and architect Jean Prouvé encompasses a wide range of objects, from a letter opener to door and window fittings, to lighting and furniture. We put the light on two new accessories by French architect and designer, Jean Prouvé – Lampe de Bureau, a small table lamp, constructed from bent steel that projects a soft light and the minimalist Petite Potence wall lamp. With its reductive aesthetic, Petite Potence is an ideal lighting choice for a wide variety of settings, from dining and living rooms to the kitchen or bedroom.
The Vitra Accessories Collection is composed of design objects ranging from timeless creations by Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson and Alexander Girard to the newest products by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius, Stockholm based design studio Front and other contemporary designers.