‘The Original Comes From Vitra’ exhibition is part of an international roadshow that tells the stories behind iconic Vitra pieces and asks the question ‘What is an original?’
Focusing on both classic and contemporary pieces, the exhibition celebrates iconic pieces through Vitra’s history and examines the quality, style and elegance of their development. The exhibition is made up of a series of booths, each dedicated to an original Vitra design. Illustrated by the piece itself, alongside history of the product brought to life with drawings, sketches and photographs of prototypes.
The original products include the Panton chair, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Standard chair designed by Jean Prouve, the Landi Chair, which has been in production for 80 years, and the iconic Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames.
Creating innovative products and concepts with great designers is the essence of Vitra. Designs are developed in Switzerland and installed worldwide by architects, companies and private users to build outstanding spaces for living and working as well as for public spaces. Vitra’s classics represent groundbreaking 20th century design.
Today, in combining technical expertise with the creativity of contemporary designers, Vitra continues to push the boundaries design. Family owned, Vitra believes in lasting relationships with customers, employers and designers, alongside providing durable products, sustainable growth and the power of good design. The Vitra Campus with buildings by some of the world’s leading architects also features the Vitra Design Museum which houses exhibitions on design and architecture, holds design archives and a comprehensive furniture collection. Together they inspire visitors, inform the design process and create an atmosphere in which innovation flourishes.
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