Vitra Factory Sale

Vitra is holding its first Factory Sale this coming September, which is a great chance to get an iconic chair or a few for less. During the sale day on the Vitra Campus, one would also be able to visit the Vitra Design Museum, the VitraHaus (by Herzog and DeMeuron) and see how the design classic, the Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames, is manufactured.

On September 17th, the first ever factory sale is taking place on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein (D) from 9am till 6pm, just 7 km from Basel (CH). Products from the Home Collection and design classics, which have been on display in the VitraHaus or used for photo shoots will be up for sale with reductions of up to 65%!

Via Facebook

Waiting in Airports on Vitra Chairs

Vitra has posted an interesting compilation of photos on the company’s Facebook page: the album showcases the brand’s chairs used in some of the world’s airports. Here below are a few teasers, visit the original post for the rest.

Airline chairs by Norman Foster at Munich Airport. (Photo by Oliver Jung)

Eames Wire Chair on stretcher by Charles & Ray Eames at Lille Airport & Airline by Norman Foster at London Heathrow Airport. (Photos by Antoine Lugger & Steve Bates respectively)

Eames Tandem Seating at Dubai Airport. All © Vitra

Jill by Alfredo Häberli for Vitra – Milan 2011 (10)

The Jill chair is another product to be introduced in Milan tomorrow and is the first collaborative work by Vitra and Zürich based Alfredo Häberli. Inspired by the early days of plywood moulding, the designer explores the modern boundaries of this technique and creates a flexible shell where, in a patented process, Jill’s veneers are curved until they meet in the middle of the seat. The bases for the chair are made of tubular steel, wire, aluminium and wood, and their coloring is matched to complement the optional leather and fabric covers.

Tip Ton by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Vitra – Milan 2011 (06)

New Vitra creation to be presented at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan next week! (Photo via

Making of Eames Lounge Chair in the Vitra Atelier

Watch the design classic Eames Lounge Chair being manufactured in the Vitra Atelier on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany.