Building Block Party

Designed by starchitects Herzog & De Meuron, Vitra’s new showroom, the VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein in Germany, is a geometric addition to Vitra’s portfolio of buildings and follies at the company’s sprawling HQ. Joining a Museum designed by Frank Gehry, a bus shelter designed by Jasper Morrison and even a fire station (due to a major fire in 1981) by Resource favourite Zaha Hadid (pictured below), Herzog & De Meuron’s creation houses works by the likes of Charles & Ray Eames, Jean Prouvé, Verner Panton and Antonio Citterio. Built to inspire, the building’s interior showcases Vitra’s Home Collection laid out in variety of living models – which you can size up and buy in-situ – as well as housing exhibitions from the Vitra Design Museum’s collection. It’s also home to a great little café serving locally-sourced produce, meaning you can eat, drink, learn and buy all under one beautifully designed roof.
Visit Vitra online.


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