World-famous Swiss manufacturer Vitra is synonymous with ground-breaking 20th Century design. A family business for over 80 years, the campus at Weil am Rhein, Germany, has grown to house the Vitra Design Museum by Frank Gehry amongst its numerous buildings by renowned architects. Today, in combining technical and conceptual expertise with the creativity of contemporary designers, Vitra seeks to continue pushing the boundaries of design. Each season, Vitra highlights some of its products in genuine homes and this winter, the focus is on London and three very interesting homes that reflect the colourful personalities of their owners.
With the launch of the Lounge Chair in 1956, Charles and Ray Eanes set new standards: it was not only lighter, more elegant and more modern than the conventionally ponderous club chair, it was also far more comfortable. It is these qualities that have made the Lounge Chair one of the best known classics in the history of modern furniture.
As a special edition for winter 2023/4, Vitra is issuing the Lounge Chair with a Phlox fabric cover in dark green. Phlox is a velour corduroy textile which, combined with a palisander wood shell, emphasises the armchair's iconic appearance, while its pine-green metal parts - base and back braces - form a contrasting contemporary feature.
Eames Lounge Chair Special Offer
Buy an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman and get an upgraded wood veneer
Choose your wood veneer shell and pay the price for the wood category below. This offer does not apply to purchases of the least expensive wood veneer category (American cherry), nor the Phlox special edition. The offer runs from 01 November 2023 to 31 January 2024. Reduced prices are displayed on the relevant product pages.
Natasha Landers has been a diversity and change management consultant for 25 years, running her own firm. She enjoys being surrounded by vibrant and colourful furnishings and accessories - her welcoming Victorian home mirrors her personality.
Ben Ridley is an architect and passive house designer, who founded his own architectural practice in London. He favours a clean and minimalist interior featuring pure materials like wood, cork, cotton and leather - combining sustainability with comfort.
Originally from Dublin, Irenie has established her creative studio in London, where she lives with her family. Her home features a contrasting mix of Eames classics and contemporary design objects and artworks.
Charles and Ray Eames number among the most important figures in the history of twentieth century design. They created furniture, made films, took photographs and conceived exhibitions. The husband-and-wife team also revolutionised furniture design with their innovative use of plywood, fibreglass and aluminium, in addition to their inventive utilisation of colour. With the Eames Special Collection 2023, Vitra is now producing a number of iconic pieces by Charles and Ray Eames in a selection of new finishes, fabrics and colours inspired by the designer couple's original palette.