The VitraHaus, built by Herzong & de Meuron, is Vitra’s flagship store and home to the Vitra Home Collection, where the great Vitra classic and latest contemporary designs.
If you happen to be in Weil am Rhein, Germany, it’s definitely worth a look to be inspired for your home, explore design palates you hadn’t thought of (in particular, the remote ones) , and perhaps emerging with a design aesthetic that couldn’t be farther of – but you love it.
Their showroom spans over four floors , a Lounge Chair Atelier, Inspiration & Consultation rooms and a Cafe , with frequent VitraHaus display changes and new Vitra products continuously been added to the tour.
But this is where the magic happens for us: their Lounge Chair Atelier.
“The Lounge Chair Atelier gives you the chance to watch a stage of the chair’s production. Here you can witness the craftsmanship that goes into the Vitra design classic – the Lounge Chair – which was designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1956. In the VitraHaus, you can configure your own Lounge Chair & Ottoman with a selection of leathers, wooden shells and grains – and watch your own personal one-of-a-kind original be put together.
An open workshop forms the centrepiece of the Vitra Atelier. It has been relocated from the company’s private production premises to the public campus area. Beginning with the story behind this icon of modern furniture design – produced by Vitra with the same care and precision for more than 50 years – the Vitra Atelier opens up various perspectives. It gives visitors the opportunity to witness materials being used, individual production tasks, as well as the longevity and sustainability of the design, which remains as cutting edge today as it ever was.
If at the VitraHaus you decide to purchase an Eames Lounge Chair and to have it made in the Lounge Chair Atelier, the chair will be given a special label that shows that it was made there. Later, it will be delivered to your door. ”
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D-79576 Weil am Rhein
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+49 (0)7621 702 3500