A decade ago, Vitra initiated a research project in collaboration with the Dutch designer to study the properties and possibilities of the colours, textures, finishes and materials in the company’s product portfolio. This long-term project resulted in the Vitra Colour & Material Library. In her role as Art Director for colours and materials, Hella Jongerius creates designer-specific colour and material worlds in collaboration with Vitra’s contemporary designers and the company’s development team. Simultaneously, updates of the classics are developed in consultation with their originators’ descendants. Taken all together, the designer-specific libraries result in a wide range of Vitra colours, which have a classification scheme that makes it possible to combine furnishings in vibrant and expressive collages.
12–17 April 2016
via Pietro Maroncelli 14, Milan