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for News Articles

All news articles are displayed at News articles communicate information which is relevant for a limited period of time and will become outdated, in contrast to magazine articles, which communicate content which remains relevant indefinitely.

Examples of news article subjects include:

  • (Upcoming) fairs or exhibitions
  • New products (product launch)
  • New installations in the Vitrahaus
  • New exhibitions on the Vitra Campus
  • Upcoming Events (e.g. Vitra Campus Nights)

Content Checklist - News

To submit a news article, please use the following checklist as a guide to prepare a briefing.

Minimum requirements:

  • Text
     - Title: ideally 35 letters or less
     - Subtitle: for events, the date(s)
     - Body text
     - Supporting texts: credits, addresses, opening times, etc.
  • Translations: for each language (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, NL, and optionally JP)
     - unless the article will only be shown in a smaller geographic area (local channels)
  • Key Visual: jpeg, horizontal orientation, at least 1500 pixels wide
  • Metadata for all images / videos: in Censhare (how-to)
     - No Censhare access? Use this form and send it with the images.
  • Publication Date
  • Briefing: see "Briefings" below.

Optional extras:

  • Links in text *: please highlight where in the text the link(s) should be placed and specify the target page (i.e. Designer Page, Product Page, etc.) or external URL.
  • Video: please see "Requirements for Videos". A video can also be used in place of a static key visual.
  • Additional images: jpeg format, preferably in horizontal orientation. We can only use vertical images for a few image layouts.
  • Metadata for all images / videos: in Censhare (how-to)
     - No Censhare access? Use this form and send it with the images.
  • Links to PDFs or email addresses (contact): please supply the PDFs or contact email addresses.

* Ideally, no page on should be a dead end – we always want to direct the visitor to further relevant pages, preferably on the vitra website or when appropriate, to external websites.


To create or update a webpage on, we'll need a briefing from you. To save time and effort for everyone, please assemble as much content as possible, organize it, translate it, and proofread it before submitting the briefing. Let us know where images, downloads, and links should be placed in the text and include the Censhare IDs for images and dowload assets in the briefing. If you don't know where content should be uploaded into Censhare, ask us for a content folder and we will send you the Asset ID for your uploads. Besides images, texts and documents for download can also be uploaded to the content folder.

Example of a simple briefing

Image: Creative Commons - Jon S