During the summer months, a home transforms into a haven, a calm place to enjoy cooling breezes and balmy nights with friends and family, or even in blissful solitude. Throw open your windows and doors and let the season in!Home Stories for Summer presents a selection of products and accessories from the Vitra Home Collection that will help you make the most of summer by creating that holiday feeling in your own home. Brighten your interior with inviting sofas, graceful dining chairs and accessories in natural materials such as cork and marble.
Eating outside is summer’s most precious treat. Welcome your guests with a beautifully dressed table and serve them a simple meal made with the best of the season’s ingredients. There are outdoor chairs and there are indoor chairs and then there are chairs from Vitra. These can be taken out to the garden, enjoyed on the balcony or even on the beach. This chair selection of various multi-functional models including contemporary pieces as well as classics of 20th-century design are constructed of weatherproof materials and feature colours with a high level of UV resistance.
The Cork Family, designed by Jasper Morrison in 2004, consists of five models made of pure cork that can be used as side tables or stools. Thanks to the understated design, these pieces are unobtrusive and versatile companions for daily living. Also designed by Jasper Morrison and made of the same natural material, the Cork Bowls are now available in two sizes and can be used as shallow bowls or trays. It is a natural renewable material obtained from the bark of cork oak trees. The cork used for Vitra products is recycled material of the highest quality, that gives the Cork Family and Bowls a unique lively texture.
The Sea Things Summer Collection 2020 by Vitra includes the Classic Trays, Paper Napkins and Table Runners, all featuring the Sea Things motif created by Ray Eames in 1945. The designer submitted the cheerful undersea pattern full of starfish, jellyfish, crustaceans, seaweed and other creatures to the 1947 ‘Competition for Printed Fabrics’ organised by the New York Museum of Modern Art – receiving an honourable mention for her work. In collaboration with Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles Eames and Director of the Eames Office, Vitra is reviving the motif for a limited time period in fresh blue-green hues.