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About the Colour & Material Library

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.

‘The Vitra Colour & Material Library encourages creative freedom and fires the imagination – not by making everything possible, but by providing a clear display of options.’
Hella Jongerius

The Dutch designer Hella Jongerius lives and works in Berlin. She founded the Jongeriuslab studio in 1993. For Vitra, the Dutch designer has developed distinctive pieces such as the Polder Sofa and the East River Chair. Jongerius has consistently addressed the significance of colours and surfaces in contemporary design in her work with textiles, ceramics and furniture. She has been the Art Director for colours and materials at Vitra for many years and developed the Vitra Colour & Material Library – a system that enables the versatile combination of different materials and colours throughout the extensive Vitra product collection.

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