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  • The Vitra Design Museum and the Vitra Sale

    The Vitra Sale is on now! GRShop.com and Gabriel Ross are offering 15% off all Vitra products until October 23rd. All those cool Vitra products designed and produced by the world's leading designers are available at this great discount, including the Vitra Miniature Collection. Vitra is also known around the world for its celebrated museum near Basel, in Weil am Rhein, Germany. It is a magnet for design and architecture enthusiasts. It houses all of Vitra products as well as the most significant collection of design history worldwide.

     

    The Vitra Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair is highlighted in the Vitra Design Museum along with the Verner Panton The Vitra Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair is highlighted in the Vitra Design Museum along with the Verner Panton Classic Chair.

     

    The Vitra Campus includes buildings designed by some of the greatest architects of our time such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouve, Herzog and de Meuron and Renzo Piano.

     

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    These diverse buildings allow the Vitra Design Museum to celebrate design in a series of highly curated exhibitions that include lectures, workshops, tours and other public events.

     

     

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    The new 2016 Schaudepot Building, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, has doubled the exhibition space for the extensive Vitra Collection. This includes around 20,000 objects, including 7000 pieces of furniture, over 1000 lights and the archives of such greats as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton and Alexander Girard.

     

     

    IMG_1087 The Schaudepot Building provides a comprehensive insight into the history of modern furniture. It consists of row upon row of key pieces of furniture, all the greats are there in their original editions.

     

    The Vitra Suita Sofa, seen here in shades of pink, mixes with other pieces in the Vitra Collection. The Vitra Suita Sofa, seen here in shades of pink (the feature colour of the season) mixes with other pieces in the Vitra Collection.

     

    The Vitra Polder Sofa by Duth designer Hella Jongerius, sits along side Herman Miller The Vitra Polder Sofa by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, sits along side the Herman Miller Eames Wire Base Elliptical Table. All the furnishings at the Vitra Museum are there to be sat upon and interaction is encouraged!

     

    The Vitra Slide Tower by artist Carsten Holler is part of the overall experience of the museum. The Vitra Slide Tower by artist Carsten Holler is part of the overall experience of the Vitra Campus. Kids love it and I think I saw several adults ready to try it!

     

    So if you are in Europe, take a side trip to Basel and make the trek to the Vitra Design Museum. You will find Zaha Hadid's very first building - The Fire Station - from 1993 and Frank Gehry's first building to be completed in Europe. You can take a tour, a workshop or just browse through the collection. You will find all of Vitra's amazing products. Explore materials and processes of modern design. Touching is encouraged!

    Remember the sale ends October 23rd.

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

     

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