Vitra Edition is a laboratory that gives designers, architects and artists the freedom to create experimental furniture objects and interior installations. Their choices of materials, technologies, applications and formal concepts are not limited. Working without the constraints of market and production logic has a liberating effect and results in surprising solutions and new ways of seeing design.
A gigantic jewellery case in the shape of a drawer where you can store your favorite necklace. Inspiration comes from intarsia*, a common technique that was used in furniture manufacturing in former times. In most cases people store jewellery in jewel cases but this becomes storage in a new way.
Designer: Malin Lundmark
When visiting a friend in the countryside, I noticed all the little nooks and crannies on his property and thought how wonderful to suddenly stumble upon a beautiful object that invites two people to sit on it and enjoy each others company. The original tete-a-tete seat was created during the Victorian era for intimate conversation in the parlor.
Designer: Laurie Beckerman
The world’s thinnest most compact folding chair. The design allows the ISIS chair to fold completely flat to a depth of just 3cm, in one effortless movement. The chair is made from a series of flat geometric panels that are linked together and contained within its own frame.
Housing copper piping, the main body is formed from 5mm aluminum sheets pressed to hold the copper pipe to work securely. The top reactive section made from Bimetal sheets react and flex outwards when heat is exerted from the radiator. Made from solid aluminum to give weight and stability, the base remains also a focal point of the design.
Designer: Kayleigh Metcalf
Power Napping – this piece of relaxation furniture from Vienna Artist and perception researcher, sha, which has now become a cult object, offers pure enjoyment all the way. In addition to the clear form and design style, this exceptional item of relaxation furniture also has many inner values to offer:
Elektra is the name of a fictive collection of domestic appliances, which shows a vision for development of the Swedish glass industry. Elektra also shows a vision of how glass could turn the everyday cooking process into a sensual experience and provide enjoyment in everyday life.
Designer: Lots Design
The brightness of this lamp adjusts easily with a turn of its shade. By consolidating the light source itself and the switch that controls the dimmer into one fixture, the lamp allows users to feel as though they’re touching light itself.
It should be small and compact, the new armchair for Durlet from Belgium. The result of the cooperation between Durlet and designer Alfredo Haberli is really impressive. Here the designer formally embarks on totally new approaches and with this model has even fulfilled his own personal wish.
Smallwire, Wire and Bigwire tables have been designed by Arik Levy for Zanotta. aoJust like in a biological process, I obtained this cyber form by assembling elements, multiplying them, changing their disposition, connecting them to a structure or just to one another in empty space.
A porcelain teapot is put in its associated holding device where it can be swayed forward well, directed so that the tea can be easily poured into a cup without having to lift the teapot. Furthermore the holding device is able to boil up the liquid in the teapot and to keep it warm precisely on different temperatures.
Designer: Lotte Alpert