The exhibition guides visitors through the early years of the family-owned business, provides insights into the origins of Vitra as a shopfitting company (the name ‘Vitra’ is derived from the word ‘vitrine’), and describes how the encounter between Willi and Erika Fehlbaum and Charles and Ray Eames in 1957 evolved into a pioneering partnership. French designer Dorothée Meilichzon also created a scenic installation at VitraHaus based on the concept of contemporary working space: an office within a small apartment, a shared working space and a terrace overlooking the city’s roofs.
until 3 September 2017
Project Vitra – Design, Architecture, Communications (1950–2017)
Fire Station, Vitra Campus, South entrance
Weil am Rhein