Vitra has been building the furniture of Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson since 1957. Showing the pioneering designs of the 20th century, now four products from the HB Werkstätten in Marwitz are exhibited in the VitraHaus.
In the current installation on Level 2, the Grand Sofà by Antonio Citterio stands in the focus of the exhibition. The decor interprets the apartment of a fictitious resident. Albert, a former animal researcher, loves design classics and has furnished his living and dining area with a mix of different classics. His selection of treasures includes two vases, an orange bowl and a small jar –– all from the HB Ritz Collection. Albert decorated them all on the noble Eames Coffee Table. "We are delighted that Vitra has selected us as part of its new installation about design classics," says Alexander Grella, owner of Hedwig Bollhagen Werkstätten (HBW). One thing can be said for sure: Albert really has an eye for the special.
The VitraHaus -– built by Herzog & de Meuron, the renowned Swiss architectural office (including Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Allianz Arena Munich) -– is next to the Vitra Design Museum to the unique ensemble on the production site of the Swiss furniture manufacturer, the Vitra Campus. For decades, the buildings of the renowned architects in Weil am Rhein have become a magnet for design and architecture lovers from all over the world. They are the mecca for anyone who speaks with awe and dedication about design, to anyone who would miss something if not surrounded by design.