Posts tagged as 'Vitra'

Thu 28.4.

Milan 2011: ‘Jill’ chair by Alfredo Häberli for Vitra (CH)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 28.04.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Jill Tube' by Alfredo Häberli for Vitra; photo by Marc Eggimann ©Vitra

Following the number of high-profile collaborations with some of the most prominent contemporary designers, Swiss furniture-manufacturing heavyweight Vitra has unveiled ‘Jill’ during this year’s Milan Salone del Mobile.

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'Osso' chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi

The Bouroullec brothers will presents these two novelties during the upcoming Salone del Mobile in Milan: ‘Osso’ (engl.: ‘Bone’) is a new solid wooden chair for the small, family-owned company Mattiazzi that has been manufacturing chairs for others since about forty years. The chair’s processing is based on highly skillful handcraft combined with a sophisticated CNC set of tools.

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Tip Ton, BarberOsgerby, Photographer Marc Eggimann © Vitra (www.vitra.com)

At the upcoming Salone del Mobile in Milan, Vitra is going to present its Home Collection 2011 with new products designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Konstantin Grcic, Alfredo Haeberli, Jasper Morrison and Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby.

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Antonio Citterio presented at this year’s Orgatec the new ID chair for the Swiss manufacturer Vitra. We met him and talked about the the chair and the actual relevance of design in general. Enjoy!


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'I don't go out there wearing white suits and shooting my mouth off about things unnecessarily': Paris- and London-based British designer Jasper Morrison; photo 2007, Suki Dhanda

Respected British designer Jasper Morrison has learnt many things in the course of his career. For example, how to design products that create ‘atmosphere’, as he describes it, yet have longevity, and how to ignore the marketing machine that would turn design professionals into superstars. And how a violent pink can sometimes be, well, a bit too violent. Architonic spent some time at the recent Orgatec fair in Cologne with the thinking designer’s designer.

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Tue 8.6.

‘Suita’ by Antonio Citterio for Vitra (CH)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 08.06.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Suita' by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

For more than 25 years the Milan based designer Antonio Citterio and the Swiss manufactrer Vitra have been working together. Numerous office chairs, visitor’s chairs, waiting sofas as well as entire office systems arose from this successful colaboration. With the new upholstery family ‘Suita’ Citterio designed a piece for Vitra’s Home Collection for the first time.

'Suita' by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

“The light and elegant appearance of the Suita range is due mainly to the fact that the basic frame seems to practically float on top of the visible base. The bridge-like construction of the feet made of aluminium die-casting (or, optionally, of polished, black or white coated aluminium) is not only an important feature of the furniture group, its characteristically rounded edges also pays homage to American mid-century design (Eames, Nelson and Girard).”

'Suita' by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

'Suita' by Antonio Citterio for Vitra

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'Rearranged' by Nicola from Bern, photo by Michael Sieber

Our friend Nicola from Bern just sent us these beautiful photographs of his newest work ‘Rearranged’. The series of chairs is composed of the classic shell of the Charles and Ray Eames Plastic Chair Series and a new base made from powder-coated sheet metal. With his convincing half ready-mades the young Swiss designer wants to question the fast-paced production and developments of todays design industry.

'Rearranged' by Nicola from Bern, photo by Michael Sieber

Don’t miss to read Nicola’s intresting background story:

“Rearranged tries to demonstrate the potential of an alternative mentality to the established design industry in order to encourage them to alter the traditional perspective of product development already today. Why launching products with identical performance on an annual basis when there are well-known designs within the same enterprise? Many design classics were designed with the highest degree of flexibility and adaptability in mind, but their huge success and the resulting request for preservation made it difficult for the companies to do other than establishing an untouchable status.
With Charles and Ray Eames’ Plastic Chair Series I not only attempt to proof the feasibility but to highlight ecological and economical benefits of Rearranged as well. As an intermediate setup, the existing infrastructure can be maintained while adding just fractional diversification.”

'Rearranged' by Nicola from Bern, photo by Michael Sieber

'Rearranged' by Nicola from Bern, photo by Michael Sieber

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Have a look at our first summary of this year’s novelties from the Salone del Mobile in Milan. Part II will be online soon.

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