For the motifs of the Key Rings, Dutch designer Hella Jongerius took inspiration from iconic images in Vitra’s early and more recent history: the elephant. Back in the 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames created a playful decorative object modelled after an elephant, which Vitra reissued several years ago. And in 2010 the emblematic VitraHaus opened its doors on the Vitra Campus. The Key Rings are made of high-quality Vitra furniture leather with pleasant tactile qualities.
- High-quality Vitra furniture leather.
- Length: 12 cm / 4 3/4 inch
- Width: 7.9 cm / 3 inch
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Their products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, bringing together engineering excellence with the creative genius of today’s leading international designers. It is Vitra’s goal to create furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Founded in 1950, Vitra produces many products from internationally recognized designers such as Verner Panton, Isamu Noguchi, Eero Saarinen and Jasper Morrison.
Vitra Key Ring Elephant Designed by:
- Hella Jongerius , 2015
After graduating from Eindhoven Design Academy in 1993, Hella started her own design company, Jongeriuslab in 2000. She has become known for the special way she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, traditional and contemporary. Hella Jongerius produces her own projects and projects for clients such as Maharam, KLM, and IKEA. Hella Jongerius has also made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection, including the Polder Sofa.
Her work has been shown at museums and galleries such as the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, MoMA in New York and the London Design Museum.