VITRA

In 1953, the entrepreneur Willi Fehlbaum discovers the furniture of Charles & Ray Eames in a New York store. Immediately seduced by the designs, his enduring enthusiasm leads to the decision to become a furniture manufacturer. Back in Switzerland, Fehlbaum gets in contact with the Herman Miller furniture company in Michigan, the manufacturer of the Eames furniture.

In 1957, after 4 years of negotiations, Vitra begins with the licensed production of the Herman Miller Collection including designs by Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard and Isamu Noguchi. In the following years, the Fehlbaum family (Willi, his wife Erika and their eldest son Rolf) comes into contact with Nelson, Girard and the Eames' on numerous occasions. For Rolf Fehlbaum, currently Vitra’s Chairman, these encounters number among his most formative experiences.

 In the early 1960s, Willi Fehlbaum makes the acquaintance of the Danish designer Verner Panton, who is seeking a manufacturer for his design of a plastic chair. Vitra’s expertise in the processing of plastics gives Fehlbaum the confidence to develop the chair for mass production together with Panton. After several years of collaborative effort, Panton’s sculpture-like chair comes onto market in 1967 – the first cantilever-based plastic chair moulded in one piece and the first product developed directly by Vitra.

 In 1984, the partnership with Herman Miller is terminated by mutual consent. Vitra acquires all rights for the production of furniture designs by Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson, as well as Alexander Girard’s textiles for Europe and the Middle East. Now able to sell these products under its own label, Vitra operates as an independent brand. 

In 2013, Vitra acquired the Finnish Artek, the renowned design company founded in 1935 in Finland by architect Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino, art promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl. Artek was built upon the radical business plan to “sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” Artek has become one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto.

Vitra Chairs

EVO-C chair – Vitra – Jasper Morrison
EVO-C chair – Vitra – Jasper Morrison
EVO-C chair – Vitra – Jasper Morrison
EVO-C chair – Vitra – Jasper Morrison

EVO-C chair

design Jasper Morrison, 2021

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Panton Chair & Panton Chair Classic design Verner Panton, 1960 Vitra
chaises Panton et Panton Classic design Verner Panton, 1960 Vitra
chaises Panton et Panton Classic design Verner Panton, 1960 Vitra
chaises Panton et Panton Classic design Verner Panton, 1960 Vitra
chaises Panton et Panton Classic design Verner Panton, 1960 Vitra

Panton Chair & Panton Chair Classic

design Verner Panton, 1960

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Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – WHITE base design Charles et Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – WHITE base design Charles et Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – WHITE base design Charles et Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – WHITE base design Charles et Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – WHITE base design Charles et Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra

Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – WHITE base

design Charles et Ray Eames, 1950

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Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – BLACK base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – BLACK base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – BLACK base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – BLACK base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – BLACK base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra

Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – BLACK base

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

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Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra

Eames Plastic DSR & DAR – CHROMED base
design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950
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Eames Plastic DSW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra

Eames Plastic DSW

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

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Eames Plastic DAW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra

Eames Plastic DAW

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

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Eames Plastic DSX – WHITE, BLACK & CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSX – WHITE, BLACK & CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSX – WHITE, BLACK & CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSX – WHITE, BLACK & CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DSX – WHITE, BLACK & CHROMED base design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra

Eames Plastic DSX – WHITE, BLACK & CHROMED base

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

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Eames Plastic DAX design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAX design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAX design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAX design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAX design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra

Eames Plastic DAX

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

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Eames DSW – Fiberglass original design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames DSW – Fiberglass original design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames DSR – Fiberglass original design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames DSR – Fiberglass original design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic PSCC design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic PSCC design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic PACC design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic PACC design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAL design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Eames Plastic DAL design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Wire Chair DKR design Charles & Ray Eames, 1951 Vitra
Wire Chair DKR design Charles & Ray Eames, 1951 Vitra
Aluminium Group – height adjustable design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra
Aluminium Group – height adjustable design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra
Wire Chair DKW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1951 Vitra
Wire Chair DKW design Charles & Ray Eames, 1951 Vitra
Aluminium Group – fixed height design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra
Aluminium Group – fixed height design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra
Aluminium Group – fixed height design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra
Aluminium Group – fixed height design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra

Aluminium Group – fixed height

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958

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Soft Pad Group design Charles & Ray Eames, 1969 Vitra
Soft Pad Group design Charles & Ray Eames, 1969 Vitra
Lobby Chair design Charles & Ray Eames, 1960 Vitra
Lobby Chair design Charles & Ray Eames, 1960 Vitra
Chaise Tout Bois design Jean Prouvé, 1941 Vitra
Chaise Tout Bois design Jean Prouvé, 1941 Vitra
Chaise Standard SP design Jean Prouvé, 1950 Vitra
Chaise Standard SP design Jean Prouvé, 1950 Vitra
Chaise Standard Classic design Jean Prouvé, 1950 Vitra
Chaise Standard Classic design Jean Prouvé, 1950 Vitra
Fauteuil Direction design Jean Prouvé, 1951 Vitra
Fauteuil Direction design Jean Prouvé, 1951 Vitra
Fauteuil Direction Pivotant design Jean Prouvé, 1951 Vitra
Fauteuil Direction Pivotant design Jean Prouvé, 1951 Vitra
Organic Chair design Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940 Vitra
Organic Chair design Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940 Vitra
Softshell chair design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008 Vitra
Softshell chair design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008 Vitra
Softshell chair design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008 Vitra
Softshell chair design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008 Vitra

Softshell chair

design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008

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Softshell chair – swivel base design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008 Vitra
Softshell chair – swivel base design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008 Vitra
Belleville chair – plastic design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2015 Vitra
Belleville chair – plastic design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2015 Vitra
Belleville chair – fabric design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2015 Vitra
Belleville chair – fabric design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2015 Vitra
Belleville chair – wood design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2015 Vitra
Belleville chair – wood design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2015 Vitra
Belleville chair – leather design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2015 Vitra
Belleville chair – leather design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2015 Vitra
chair .03 design Maarten Van Severen, 1998 Vitra
chair .03 design Maarten Van Severen, 1998 Vitra
Moca chair design Jasper Morrison, 2020 Vitra
Moca chair design Jasper Morrison, 2020 Vitra
Hal Wood chair design Jasper Morrison, 2010 / 2014 Vitra
Hal Wood chair design Jasper Morrison, 2010 / 2014 Vitra
All Plastic Chair design Jasper Morrison, 2016 Vitra
All Plastic Chair design Jasper Morrison, 2016 Vitra
Wiggle chair design Frank Gehry, 1972 Vitra
Wiggle chair design Frank Gehry, 1972 Vitra
Tip Ton chair design Barber & Osgerby 2011 Vitra
Tip Ton chair design Barber & Osgerby 2011 Vitra
Landi chair design Hans Coray, 1938 Vitra
Landi chair design Hans Coray, 1938 Vitra

Vitra lounge chairs

Fauteuil Eames Lounge design Charles & Ray Eames, 1956 Vitra
Fauteuil Eames Lounge design Charles & Ray Eames, 1956 Vitra
Fauteuil Eames Lounge design Charles & Ray Eames, 1956 Vitra

Eames Lounge Chair

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1956

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Aluminium Group EA124 + EA125 design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra
Aluminium Group EA124 + EA125 design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra
Aluminium Group EA124 + EA125 design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra

Aluminium Group EA124 + EA125
design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958

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Soft Pad EA222 + EA223 design Charles & Ray Eames, 1969 Vitra
Soft Pad EA222 + EA223 design Charles & Ray Eames, 1969 Vitra
Soft Pad EA222 + EA223 design Charles & Ray Eames, 1969 Vitra

Soft Pad EA222 + EA223

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1969

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Lobby Chair  design Charles & Ray Eames, 1960 Vitra
Lobby Chair  design Charles & Ray Eames, 1960 Vitra
Aluminium Group EA115/116 design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra
Aluminium Group EA115/116 design Charles & Ray Eames, 1958 Vitra
Fauteuil LCW design Charles && Ray Eames, 1945/46 Vitra
Fauteuil LCW design Charles && Ray Eames, 1945/46 Vitra
Fauteuil LCW design Charles && Ray Eames, 1945/46 Vitra

LCW lounge chair

design Charles && Ray Eames, 1945/46

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Fauteuil LCM design Charles & Ray Eames, 1945/46 Vitra
Fauteuil LCM design Charles & Ray Eames, 1945/46 Vitra

LCM lounge chair

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1945/46

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Fauteuil Eames Plastique RAR design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Fauteuil Eames Plastique RAR design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Fauteuil Eames Plastique RAR design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra

Eames Plastic Armchair RAR

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

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Fauteuil Eames Plastique LAR design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Fauteuil Eames Plastique LAR design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra
Fauteuil Eames Plastique LAR design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950 Vitra

Eames Plastic Armchair LAR

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1950

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La Chaise design Charles & Ray Eames, 1948 Vitra
La Chaise design Charles & Ray Eames, 1948 Vitra

La Chaise

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1948

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 Organic Chair design Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940 Vitra
 Organic Chair design Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940 Vitra
 Organic Chair design Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940 Vitra
 Organic Chair design Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940 Vitra

Organic Chair

design Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen, 1940

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Fauteuil Grand Relax design Antonio Citterio, 2019 Vitra
Fauteuil Grand Relax design Antonio Citterio, 2019 Vitra
Fauteuil Grand Relax design Antonio Citterio, 2019 Vitra

Grand Relax lounge chair

design Antonio Citterio, 2019

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Fauteuils Repos & Grand Repos design Antonio Citterio, 2019 Vitra
Fauteuils Repos & Grand Repos design Antonio Citterio, 2019 Vitra
Fauteuils Repos & Grand Repos design Antonio Citterio, 2019 Vitra

Repos & Grand Repos lounge chairs

design Antonio Citterio, 2019

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Fauteuils Petit Repos design Antonio Citterio, 2019 Vitra
Fauteuils Petit Repos design Antonio Citterio, 2019 Vitra
Chaise Longue Suita design Antonio Citterio, 2010 Vitra
Chaise Longue Suita design Antonio Citterio, 2010 Vitra
Fauteuil de Salon design Jean Prouvé, 1939 Vitra
Fauteuil de Salon design Jean Prouvé, 1939 Vitra
Fauteuil de Salon design Jean Prouvé, 1939 Vitra

Fauteuil de Salon

design Jean Prouvé, 1939

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Fauteuil Cité design Jean Prouvé, 1930 Vitra
Fauteuil Cité design Jean Prouvé, 1930 Vitra
Fauteuil Cité design Jean Prouvé, 1930 Vitra

Fauteuil Cité
design Jean Prouvé, 1930

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fauteuil Direction design Jean Prouvé, 1951 Vitra
fauteuil Direction design Jean Prouvé, 1951 Vitra
East River Chair design Hella Jongerius, 2009 Vitra
East River Chair design Hella Jongerius, 2009 Vitra
Fauteuil Slow Chair design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2006 Vitra
Fauteuil Slow Chair design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2006 Vitra

Slow Chair

design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2006

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Coconut Chair design George Nelson, 1955 Vitra
Coconut Chair design George Nelson, 1955 Vitra

Coconut Chair

design George Nelson, 1955

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Vitra Coffee & Side Tables

Nelson Bench

design George Nelson, 1946

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Vitra Benches & Stools

Nelson Bench

design George Nelson, 1946

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Eames Stools

design Charles & Ray Eames, 1960
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Butterfly Stool

design Sori Yanagi, 1954

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Elephant Stool

design Sori Yanagi, 1954

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Cork Family

design Jasper Morrison, 2004

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Tabouret Solvay

design Jean Prouvé, 1941

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Tabouret Haut

design Jean Prouvé, 1942

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Wiggle Stool

design Frank Gehry, 1972

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VITRA RECTANGULAR DINING TABLES

VITRA ROUND TABLES

VITRA DESKS

Compas Direction desk

design Jean Prouvé, 1953

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Vitra Sofas

Suita Sofa

design Antonio Citterio, 2010

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Polder & Polder Compact Sofas

design Hella Jongerius, 2005

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Soft Modular Sofa

design Jasper Morrison, 2016

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Mariposa Sofa

design Edward Barber et Jay Osgerby, 2014

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Alcove High Back Sofa

design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2012

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Vitra Storage Units

Eames Storage Units (ESU)

design Charles & Ray Eames

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