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New pillows and blankets
14. November 2014

Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the postwar era. His passion for colours, patterns and textures found expression in the field of textile design, which was a focal part of his oeuvre. Girard paired motifs from folk art sources with abstract patterns. Many of his figures and patterns exude a cheery playfulness, and thanks to their vivid colours, even his simplest graphic motifs possess a high degree of differentiation. Find his pillows and blankets here.

 

New payement options
03. November 2014

New payment options for purchases online: Via PayPal and in advance! Of course payment by credit card is still possible. Enjoy your Christmas shopping!

 

Special Offer: Miniature Karuselli
24. October 2014

It’s all about Finland! Enjoy 25 % off on the miniature Karuselli of Finnish furniture designer Yrjö Kukkapuro. The Karuselli is one of the most famous lounge chairs in the world. 

Veranstaltung der der Frankfurter Buchmesse
08. October 2014

We are not the only place that’s all about Finland this month! Today, we’re joining forces with the Frankfurt Book Fair, whose guest of honour this year is Finland. From 11:30 to 11:50, our Chief Curator Jochen Eisenbrand will speak at the Finland Pavilion. He will discuss Aaltos oeuvre as well as the work behind our just-opened major retrospective and 688-page tome on Finland’s most celebrated architect and designer, Alvar Aalto.

 

New Exibition: »Alvar Aalto - Second Nature«
27. September 2014

The architectural critic Sigfried Giedion called him the »Magus of the North«: Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is the best known Finnish architect of his generation and a chief proponent of a human-centred modernism. His buildings such as the Paimio Sanatorium (1933) or Villa Mairea (1939) embody a masterful inter­play of organic volumes, forms and materials. Aalto’s Paimio Chair (1931–1932) and his Stool 60 (1933) were milestones in the development of modern furniture, and his emblematic Savoy Vase (1936) has become the symbol of Finnish Design. With »Alvar Aalto – Second Nature« (27.09.2014 – 01.03.2015), the Vitra Design Museum is now presenting a major retrospective exhibition on this legendary architect and reveals many new aspects of his oeuvre.

 

Rudolf Steiner - Alchemy of the Everyday
13. September 2014

Today opens our exhibition »Rudolf Steiner – Alchemy of the Everyday« at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. Please find the exhibition catalogue here. 

Rotary Trays by Jasper Morrison
25. August 2014

Tidy up your kitchen, dining room table, bathroom or entryway with the modern etagere by Jasper Morrison. The Rotary Tray is a contemporary rendering of the classic etagere, which we offer in five subtle colours. This stylish and decorative accessory will definitively be an eye-catcher in any room!

 

Listen up!
29. July 2014

The new edition of our famous poster showing the work of 224 different chair designers is launched! The newly designed poster gives an impression of the Vitra Design Museum´s comprehensive chair collection, which comprises 7000 objects from the beginning of the 19th century until today. Get the poster to decorate your office, make a gift or to find inspiration!

»Hang it all« up
25. April 2014

»Summertime, and the livin' is easy«... no jackets are needed! So »Hang it all« up and don’t miss our next special campaign! A discount of 25 % for 25 hours on all models is a good reason to treat yourself with a »Hang it all« designed by Charles and Ray Eames. Start time will be at 00.25 am tonight. 

The times are changing...
25. March 2014

Times are changing…on the 30th of March the clocks have to be changed! So our Online Shop’s next special campaign will offer you for 25 hours a 25% discount on all clocks. Start time will be at 00.25 am tonight (25th of March). 

Happy anniversary!
25. February 2014

The Vitra Design Museum is turning 25! The museum, Frank Gehry’s first building in Europe, first opened to the public in 1989. In celebration of this anniversary, our Online Shop will be launching a number of special campaigns. Today (25th February) starting at 00.25 o'clock for 25 hours there will be a 25% discount on all lighting products.
Come celebrate with us!

 

Happy Birthday Alvar Aalto
03. February 2014

Happy birthday Alvar Aalto! The architect and designer was born 116 years ago on this day in Kuortane, Finland! His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. The span of his career, from the 1920s to the 1970s, is reflected in the styles of his work, ranging from Nordic Classicism of the early work, to a rational International Style Modernism during the 1930s to a more organic modernist style from the 1940s onwards. Discover our miniature of his chair ART. 41 Paimio.