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Vitra Workspace opens in a Gehry factory building

London architect Pernilla Ohrstedt and Los Angeles designer Jonathan Olivares have collaborated on a new office furniture showroom at the Vitra headquarters. The Vitra Workspace occupies 1,700 square metres on the renovated second floor of Frank Gehry’s 1989 production hall at the Vitra Campus at Weil am Rhein in Germany. Ohrstedt and Olivares worked together to renovate the space, creating […] Read more

Barber and Osgerby designed furniture collection for Vitra

Swiss brand Vitra will showcase a collection of furniture by UK designers Barber and Osgerby during next month’s London Design Festival. Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s range for Vitra includes the Mariposa sofa, which features adjustable sides and backrests that tilt to accommodate different seating positions. “To design a sofa is not really interesting unless […] Read more

Vitra and Strukton to create total experience

There are many cooperations between furniture manufacturers and other companies, but we hadn’t seen this one – and with such a goal – before. Swiss maker of designed furniture, Vitra, and construction company Strukton have signed a declaration of intent to start cooperating on a project-by-project basis. In Wheil-am-Rhein, Switzerland, Vitra’s corporate headquarters, the agreement […] Read more

Vitra acquires Artek

Swiss manufacturer of living and contract furniture, Vitra, has acquired Finnish design furniture maker, Artek. Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Artek was sold to Vitra by Swedish investment company PROVENTUS, who become majority owner of the company in 1992, following an invitation from the families […] Read more

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