Novelties from Vitra on the Milan Furniture Fair

Vitra presented new products out of the cooperation with Antonio Citterio, Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison, RoRonan & Erwan Bouroullec and G-Star on the this-year's Milan Furniture Fair "Salone Internazionale del Mobile".

Antonio Citterio presented the Grand Repos Armchair, which possesses the know-how of connecting office-seat technology with the comfort of a piece of lounge furniture. Thanks to its biomechanical shape, the rotatable lounge chair suits every boy position perfectly. Ergonomics, movement and quietness become a unity in the Grand Repos, relaxation guaranteed.

Equally comfortable is the Suite Sofa by the 1950 born Italian. Antonio Citterio designed a sofa that is timelessly elegant with its classic proportions and which suits in nearby every place, for Vitra for the first time.

The Corniches by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, one could say, are the counterpart of new seating furniture: The Corniches by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec create small platforms as if they were small ledges in natural rocks. The single, punctual ledges act naturally, as if they came out of a stones wall. Corniches are a new kind of representing and using walls as part of the living room.


Also Hella Jongerius presented a new sofa for Vitra on the Milan Furniture Fair. The Dutch created a piece of furniture which is covered by earthy-colours between backrest and seat. Botanic patterns and different structures emphasize the six used fabrics. Together with the Vitra Bovist in suitable colours and the additional cushion by Hella Jongerius, an exciting patchwork-design emerges.

The new HAL by Vitra however, is a reduced appearance: Jasper Morrison already re-interpreted the classic bowl-chair in the year 2010. The meanwhile 10-members chairs family grew on the Milan Furniture Fair: The HAL Ply comes with a seat out of form-plywood in walnut or in a light or dark oak wood edition. The whole range of combination possibilities is also enlarged with it.


G-Star and Cathérine Prouvé present an armchair that also delights with a very clear design with their re-interpretation of the fauteuil by Jean Prouvé. The fauteuil de salon combines simple surfaces becoming an architectural monument with comfortable seats and backrests. Re-discovered in the archives of the French constructer, the armchair has been adapted regarding its colour to modern times with the Dutch furniture label and the daughter of the designer.

Last but not least from the Vitra exhibition stand on the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and as well a design by Jean Prouvé: The fashion label again re-interpreted a real classic. The Compas Direction by Vitra is a great example for how graceful the pure construction-demands-following design of Jean Prouvé can appeal. With its compact dimensions, the table is ideally suitable for the contemporaneous, paper-poor Home Office.

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Article from the 2012-04-27

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