Founded in 1950 in Switzerland, Vitra is a family-owned furniture manufacturer best known for its high-end designer furniture, including pieces by Charles and Ray Eames. Over the years, Vitra has collaborated with a number of renowned designers and architects, most of whom emphas... Read Moreize a modern look -- clean lines, cutting-edge materials, clever innovations such as cantilevered chairs, and an overall arty aesthetic. Vitra opened the Vitra Design Museum in Germany in 1989 to house its collection of modern furniture, which is one the largest in the world. The museum, designed by Frank Gehry, also showcases furniture dating from the early 19th century onward, as well as pieces from designers working today. Vitra makes furniture for the home, the office, and public spaces: nearly every kind of chair one can imagine, sofas and daybeds, office systems, storage and shelves, conference furniture, dining tables, desks, low and side tables, office accessories, screens, outdoor furniture, stools and benches, sculptural objects, clocks, gifts, pillows, and lighting. For children, Vitra carries a number of charming wooden dolls made by Alexander Girard; the Eames Children's Novelty Chair, by Charles and Ray Eames; the Panton Junior Chair, a curvy plastic chair that comes in many bright colors; and fun sculptural pieces such as the Omar the Owl wall clock and the Fernando the Fish wall clock.
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