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 dezeen.com)

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.

Rolf Fehlbaum: The “Chair” Man

Rolf Fehlbaum, the CEO of Vitra is the “Chair” man. Very modestly he explains the why and how of a manufacturing company which started with chairs from Eames and went on and on with an impressive campus with buildings by world famous architects and it’s own design museum.