Project Vitra Book

The Project Vitra book features many many chairs and gives insight to a significant part of the history of chair design and the interaction between architecture and chair design.

project vitra editors: cornel windlin and rolf fehlbaum
publisher: birkhäuser year: 2008
size: 396 pages
ISBN: 978-3-7643-8593-4  Springer and Vitra
designboom rating: project vitra is based on the conviction that everyday life holds great potential for inspiration and aesthetic enjoyment, and that design can discover and develop this potential. content after 50 years, vitra has arguably become of the most well known furniture manufacturers in the world. the company began in 1957 by producing furniture by ray and charles eames and george nelson in a small town outside of basel, switzerland. over time, the company has become much more than just a manufacturer, as this book demonstrates. ‘project vitra’ captures the company’s 50 year history, while also looking into the future and the next 50 years. as such, the book serves as an archive, an examination and a preview. through images, texts and drawings, ‘project vitra’ explores the various individual elements that have played a role along the way. each element is given its own chapter: sites, products, authors, museum, collections, signs, chronology and glossary.

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566 Re-Trouve Chair by Patricia Urquiola

Design star Patricia Urquiola’s 566 Re-Trouve chair, a slightly different version than the one featured in our latest story on outdoor modern, and we love them both.

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Hoo Na Chair by Christian Vivanco

christian vivanco is an industrial designer living in barcelona who sent in images of some chairs he designed.
‘hool´na chair’ is a piece of outdoor furniture that has its own piece of shelter from the hot sun or a light drizzle.

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Mmmm Lounge Chair by Lucy Tatam and John-Paul Melia

Found it at Behind the Curtains, who said:

Introducing the Orgasm Collection from Melia. Each piece is handmade, primarily from man-made boards and wood veneers, with a choice of finishes: luxury high-gloss polished lacquer, or semi-matt laminate (like Formica). Choose from the Luna or iDrawers chest of drawers, the Pants, Dunce, or Gina table, or the Mmmm lounger. I love it all — even the cheeky name! —allie

Melia said:


Designed by Lucy Tatam & John-Paul Melia. This is the chair that your guests will rush to sit on!