A new way of working in the Studio Office
79576 Weil am Rhein (DE)
The project aims to create a studio atmosphere that reflects Vitra’s creative spirit. The centrepiece is the Studio Office Club, which acts as a link between the studio wings and a meeting place for visitors and Vitra employees. Its centre-point is a table designed by Sevil Peach for several employees. Noise-absorbing boxes are located around the table, and these serve as retreat areas and discussion rooms.
Vitra sees designers not as contractors but as authors. The interaction between these authors from all over the world and a client who shares their ambitions is the essence of Vitra’s product development – the synthesis of creative freedom, manufacturing know-how, and market knowledge. One example of this collaboration is the Pacific Chair, designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby from London. In line with the principle of “full performance, quiet design”, the components follow a uniform design-language and lend the Pacific Chair design clarity and precision. The swivel chair is characterised in particular by its backrest, which extends so far down that no mechanical component can be seen from behind apart from the underframe. The height-adjustable backrest and armrests run in the same vertical profile, enabling a side-oriented sitting position. Finally, a mechanism reacts to the individual weight of the user.