The Swiss family-owned company VITRA, founded by Willi and Erika Fehlbaum, has maintained lasting relationships with significant designers for over 80 years, collaborating with them to create innovative furniture and concepts. VITRA's furniture classics are integral to the groundbreaking design of the 20th century. Widely distributed globally, these products are utilized by architects, businesses, and private clients to create inspiring workspaces, living areas, retail spaces, and public areas. More than ever, VITRA stands for sustainable aesthetics through durable furniture and the power of good design. The VITRA Design Museum, the VITRA Campus, and the company's comprehensive furniture collection continuously stimulate the design process, fostering an environment where innovations can flourish.

Charles & Ray Eames Lounge Chair

This world-famous chair was designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1956 to provide a comfortable and elegant place to relax. They envisioned a modern, lighter version of the English club chair. Since then, the VITRA Lounge Chair has been manufactured with the highest quality in materials and construction using nearly the same process. It is available in two sizes and various combinations.

Der neue Beckmann in Hamburg showcases several versions in the exhibition, including rosewood, American cherry, white-pigmented walnut, and can demonstrate the wonderful veneer woods and leather qualities to captivate you with the feel and craftsmanship of the Eames Lounge Chair.


Eames Plastic Chair

Forever young. Light, elegant, colorful, comfortable. It's incredible that this chic Plastic Chair was already designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1950. Today, it stands as a prototype for chairs with shell seats that can be combined with various bases.

DAW stands for Dining Height Armchair Wood Base, with a wooden base made from different woods and cross struts made of round steel, creating an interesting material contrast to the plastic shell. DSR refers to the Dining Height Side Rod Base, featuring the so-called Eiffel Tower base made of steel wire. This delicate construction combines stability with formal lightness. DAR, the Dining Height Armchair Rod Base, with a comfortable armrest shell and a base made of steel wire, combines all the conveniences of aesthetics and comfort.

In all its diversity, the Eames Plastic Chair has become an icon of American Mid Century design.

Since the fall of 2018, the classic from VITRA is also available again as the Eames Fiberglass Chair.


Bouroullec Softshell Chair

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec from Paris have achieved the ultimate design for comfortable seating with their Softshell Chair from 2008. This is due, on the one hand, to its gentle forms with soft padding all around and its pleasant tactile quality. On the other hand, its interior plays a role: flexible, vertical lamellas are integrated into the backrest of these chairs, providing support for your freedom of movement.

With a four-legged base, this armchair-like chair fits excellently with various dining tables. Since the end of last year, it is also available without armrests. And with casters for the office area, it will certainly contribute to more enthusiasm at work.


What makes VITRA furniture unique

VITRA is synonymous with design furniture. Licensing agreements with the most significant designers of the 20th century have laid the foundation for VITRA's success. This has led to the creation of products that have not lost their relevance to this day. Globally acclaimed design classics that continue to inspire and touch us, already found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. VITRA always provides the assurance of owning an original.

Some reliable features:

  • Innovative design
  • Charles & Ray Eames
  • Verner Panton
  • George Nelson
  • Isamu Noguchi
  • Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
  • Frank Gehry
  • Antonio Citterio
  • Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
  • Maarten van Severen
  • VITRA Design Museum
  • Design forever young

Vitra is at the core of the design philosophy of Der neue Beckmann. The furniture, whether as individual pieces or as a group, are timeless eye-catchers that we love to integrate into an interior.

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