Vitra Brand Page

Vitra has been one of our longest standing partnerships and is a company that we love to work with due to their great mix of Mid-Century designed classics and innovative new pieces by leading contemporary designers that we know will one day be future classics.

They were also founded at a similar time to Innes (Vitra 1950 vs Innes 1947), are also a third generation family business and have similar values.

Vitra Campus

The Vitra Campus is based in Basel in Switzerland and is definitely worth a visit

Vitra's Mission Statement

At Vitra, we believe that environments shape our thoughts and feelings, whether we are at home, at work or on the go. We work every day to better our surroundings through the power of design. A family business in its third generation, Vitra follows an environmental, cultural and commercial mission.

The Vitra Campus and the Vitra Design Museum with its exhibitions, design archives and a comprehensive furniture collection inspire visitors and employees alike. They further the understanding of design and architecture‘s role in defining the future we live in.

Environmental consciousness finds expression in every aspect of Vitra’s work. It is manifested in how Vitra develops and manufactures its products, in the sourcing of raw materials and the organisation of its supply chain. Every new insight is regarded as an opportunity for further development.

The Design Process

Vitra's Senior Management have always been very involved in the design process and refer to their designers as "Authors" due to their importance in the design process. They like to build long standing relationships with their designers in to create timeless pieces.

Over the years they have worked with design legends such as Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton, Alexender Girard, Jean Prouve, Isamu Noguchi, Antonio Citterio and George Nelson.

The current crop of visionary designers include Barber Osgerby, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison.