vitra, weil am rhein 2013

Since the 1980s, the Vitra company has erected buildings in collaboration with world-renowned architects. This unique architectural ensemble includes structures by Tadao Ando, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Álvaro Siza and others. In reference to the Vitra Campus, the architectural critic Philip Johnson wrote: »Since the Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart in 1927, there has not been a gathering in a single place of a group of buildings designed by the most distinguished architects in the Western world.« The individual buildings contrast with one other, yet at the same time they blend in with their surroundings. They reflect a corporate philosophy that does not strive for a uniform image, but presents a variety of positions within the context of an open project. The VitraHaus – Vitra’s flagship store – provides a venue for the presentation of the entire Vitra Home Collection, ranging from the great classics to the newest pieces by current designers. The displayed furnishings and objects can be tested, ordered and purchased on site.

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