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Vitra | Chairs | Charles & Ray Eames
Vitra is a Swiss family business founded in 1950 by Willi and Erika Fehlbaum. Since its foundation, Vitra has concentrated on producing high-quality, well-designed and long-lasting furniture for homes, offices and public spaces. Vitra’s collections combine the creative touch of top designers with precise quality and durable materials, making them elegant and unique design classics.
Many of Vitra’s products have been in production since the company was founded, and all the products are still manufactured in the European Union. The center of Vitra’s operation is the Vitra Campus located in Weil am Rhein, border of Germany and Switzerland. Bringing together Vitra’s collections, design philosophy and its history and present, Vitra Campus is an impressive ensemble of contemporary architecture, and it also functions as a space for exhibitions and workshops. One of Vitra’s manufacturing units is also located at Vitra Campus – an extraordinary factory building designed by the Japanese architectural office SANAA.
This brand has collaborated with: Verner Panton, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Hella Jongerius, Charles & Ray Eames, Arik Levy, George Nelson, Dorothee Becker, Alexander Girard, Sori Yanagi, Isamu Noguchi, Front, Michel Charlot, Barber & Osgerby , Jean Prouvé, Alberto Meda
Chair design the Nordic way – pick the perfect chairs for your life and style
Oh, chairs! It's hard to get enough of them if you're a true design enthusiast. Besides its obvious functional use, a well-made designer chair provides you with so many enjoyable little details that we don't know where to start with. It's the combination of function, form and feeling that makes some chairs just truly special. You might sense it already when you see the chair, but when you sit on it, you just know it. No matter if it is a generous armchair, a practical dining chair, a sturdy bench, sleek bar chair or a simple stool, a high-quality designer chair instantly feels like a lifelong companion.
If you're looking for your new favourite chair, you've come to the right place! Our chair collection is filled with true gems of Scandinavian and Finnish furniture design, ranging from treasured mid-century classics by Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Aarnio and Alvar Aalto to awarded chair designs by contemporary Nordic designers, such as Hee Welling, Sami Kallio and Iskos-Berlin. In terms of materials, colours and chair types, there's an abundant selection to choose from. The most common materials of our chairs include wood and metal in a range of finishes, but you can also opt for a rattan chair, plastic chair, webbing chair, or an upholstered chair in fabric, leather or sheepskin. Our chair collection also includes office chairs, rocking chairs, bean bag chairs as well as poufs and ottomans.
While browsing through our chairs, you might also want to delve into inspirational stories about Nordic chair design. Our online magazine Design Stories provides you with many in-depth articles about classic and more contemporary designer chairs from Finland, Scandinavia and beyond. Why not start with these fascinating stories:
• The Karuselli chair represented the dynamic design of its time >
• The Domus chair – from a multipurpose dorm chair to a design favorite >
• The return of the Eames Fiberglass Chair >
• 50 years of Bubbles – Eero Aarnio’s classic chair turns the big 5-0 >
• Chair Times – enjoy a movie night or some quality book time with Vitra >