Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Vitra was founded in 1950, as a family-owned company.
Vitra products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, which brings together engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is company's goal to create interiors, furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Longevity of materials, construction and aesthetics is Vitra's leading principle, as demonstrated by Classics – many in continuous production since the 1950s.
Vitra sees designers not simply as contractors but as authors. The relationship of trust between these authors from all corners of the world and Vitra, who shares their ambitions, is at the very heart of the company’s product development process. Collaborations are always a subtle synthesis of artistic freedom, production know-how and industry knowledge. This philosophy has shaped the company’s culture since its early partnerships with seminal designers like Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson.
Today, companies are increasingly being judged on what they are doing to take on ecological, social and economic responsibility. Vitra does not see this responsibility as a duty that has to be forced upon the company, but rather as an aspect of design that has always been a part of the company’s industrial culture. At Vitra, it goes without saying that furniture is valuable when its production, utilisation and recycling does not harm people or the environment.