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Eames Plastic Side Chair RE DSW
Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Eames Plastic Armchair RE DAW
Eames Plastic Side Chair RE DSR
Eames Plastic Armchair RE RAR
Aluminium Group EA 107 / EA 108
Eames Plastic Armchair RE DAR
Aluminium Group EA 119
Panton Chair
Aluminium Group EA 117
Grand Repos
LTR Occasional Table
Noguchi Coffee Table
Glides (1 Set) for Vitra Chairs
Hang It All
EM Table
Aluminium Group EA 124
Wooden Dolls
Soft Pad Group EA 219
Eames Elephant
Eames Plastic Side Chair RE DSX
Eames Plastic Armchair RE PACC
Castor for Vitra chairs
Eames Plastic Armchair RE DAX
Soft Pad Group EA 217
Physix
Lobby Chair ES 105 / ES 108
Eames Stools
Eames Plastic Side Chair RE DSS
Nelson Bench
Panton Chair Classic
Uten.Silo I
Uten.Silo II
Soft Pad Group EA 207 / EA 208
Soft Pad Group EA 222
Corniches
ID Mesh
ID Trim
HAL Bar Stool
HAL Wood
Aluminium Group EA 105
Aluminium Group EA 103 / EA 104
Belleville Armchair Wood
Belleville Chair Outdoor
Toolbox
Repos
Plywood Group LCW / LCW Leather
Eames Plastic Side Chair RE PSCC
Guéridon
Panton Junior
.03
.05
Home Desk
Night Clock
Eames House Bird
Ball Clock
Cork Family
ID Soft
Softshell Chair with four-legged base
HAL Armchair Wood
ID Soft Black Special
Offer
Seat Cushion for Wire Chair (DKR/DKW/DKX/LKR)
ID Air
Belleville Table Outdoor
Girard Classic Trays
Belleville Armchair Outdoor
Tip Ton
Sunburst Clock Black
MedaSlim
Plywood Group DCM
Plywood Group LCM / LCM Leather
Plywood Group DCW
Standard
Tabouret Haut
Heart Cone Chair
Amoebe
Prismatic Table
NesTable
Elephant Stool
Akari 10A
Akari 26A / 21A / 15A
Akari 45A / 55A / 75A / 120A
Akari 55D / 75D
Sunburst Clock
Sunflower Clock
Asterisk Clock
Eye Clock
Tripod Clock
Aluminium Group EA 125
Metal Side Table
Visavis 2
HAL Ply Bar Stool
HAL Tube
Bistro Table Indoor
Bistro Table Outdoor
HAL Cantilever
Coat Dots Set of 3
Belleville Chair Wood
Wooden Dolls Cat & Dog
Rotary Tray
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More about 'Vitra', 'Kempten' in our blog

The Historia Supellexalis: "V" for Vitra

...Vitra A Fehlbaum; A Campus; A Commonwealth According to the Sagas of the Dolls of Wood, that most authoritative account of the early (hi)story of the Commonwealth of Vitra, the contemporary Vitronians trace their origins back to a joining of forces of the Graeter, a Basel based people whose primary trade was the creation of display systems for shops and shop windows, and the Birsfelden Fehlbaum, a primarily office based people at that time under the guidance of a Willi and an Erika; a Willi and an Erika Fehlbaum who not only assumed guidance over the newly united peoples but also instigated a slow expansion of the shop furniture of the Graeter to a collection of items of practical, everyday, use in and for houses, a, at that time, novel accommodation concept in the Basel/Birsfelden region... And a shift away from the Graeter's and Fehlbaum's traditional trades, and an expansion from the Graeter and Fehlbaum's native region, that saw Willi and Erika adopt the name 'Vitra' for the new, shared, dominion, a use of the nominative plural of the Latin vitrum, glass, that was a reminder of the display windows of the Graeter, a reminder of the mirrors and lightbulbs of the earliest joint Graeter Fehlbaum house products, a reminder of the work, and teachings, and lessons, of Hanstheo Baumann, and also a committent to the new transparency and openness demanded in the Europe of that age as it moved on from the terrible and debilitating and thoroughly avoidable World Wide War...

Tsuyoshi Tane: The Garden House in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery and on the Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein

...1 The exhibition Tsuyoshi Tane: The Garden House in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery, and the eponymous Garden House by Tsuyoshi Tane, the latest addition to the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, allow one to approach not only a better appreciation of Tane's positions but also to experience how they influence and inform his approach, his works, his architecture... For all that Vitra is popularly associated with Weil am Rhein, Germany, the company's origins are to be found just across the border in Switzerland, specifically in Birsfelden on the edge of Basel, the association with Weil am Rhein being first forged in the early 1950s, a period when Vitra was still, primarily, a shop-fitting company, if one taking its first, tentative, steps into domestic interiors alongside retail interiors...

The Historia Supellexalis: "S" for Switzerland

...Diaries which contain some of the most complete and detailed descriptions of Swiss society, and in which one also finds the earliest descriptions of the earliest (hi)story of the contemporary Switzerland, a, as Heidi records, nation constituted from a loosely bound collective, a cantonation, of ancient peoples, including, and amongst many, many others, the Röthlisberger, the Horgenglarus, the Usm, the Wohnbedarf, the Embru, or the Vitronians whose contemporary Commonwealth of Vitra was initially established across a number of fields on the banks of the river Birs in the north-western corner of the Toblerone cordillera... Yet it was, inarguably, the Vitronians, for all under the leadership of the benevolent Fehlbaum der Jüngere, who were the most active in terms of international exchange; not only cooperating with an American Miller by the name of Herman to introduce works and positions by the likes of, for example, Eames Office, I Samunoguchi, George Nel-son or Alexander Gi Rard into Switzerland, but also expanding the Commonwealth of Vitra to the neighbouring regions of Germany and from where they introduced the furniture of the American Miller Herman to the many peoples of Europe...

smow Song Contest 2022

...Kempten - Dedication of the Anna Schwegelin Fountain: Oh Bondage, Up Yours - X-ray Spex Long believed to have been the last witch executed in the lands of the contemporary Germany, a belief largely debunked by the discovery in the 1990s of a record of her death in Kempten prison in 1781, some 6 years after her believed execution in the city, Anna Schwegelin is without question one of the last women convicted of being a witch, and persecuted for being a witch, in the lands of the contemporary Germany... If an initiative which needed a very long breath: on June 27th 2002 the Anna-Schwegelin-Brunnen was dedicated on Kempten's Residenzplatz, in front of the District Court, the end of a 17 year campaign which, again as best we can ascertain, was fought against much resistance from the authorities and political leadership in Kempten who, apparently, understood little need for a memorial, a monument, for Anna Schwegelin...

smow Song Contest 2021

...Kempten, Höhenegg, 915m: Grateful Dead - Friend of the Devil Situated in Mariaberg in south-western Kempten, and offering views over both Kempten and the Alps, the path to Höhenegg takes you past the so-called Mulzer-Föhre, a solitary Scots Pine - and solitary Scots do - planted in memory of Max Ritter von Mulzer, one of the most successful, i...

smow Song Contest 2019

...Kempten - Helene Nonné: Georges Brassens - Les Sabots d'Hélène Kempten and Bauhaus don't have the closest of associations, even Bauhaus and Allgäu caused the selection committee a few headaches; however, for a few post-War years Helene Nonné lived in Wangen im Allgäu...

smow Song Contest 2018

...Kempten/Quiberon, Brittany: Bertrand Belin - Hypernuít Formally the twin with Quiberon was arranged in 1971 by the village of Sankt Mang, before being taken on by Kempten following Sankt Mang's assimilation in the course of the 1972 local government reorganisation; and although both Sankt Mang/Kempten and Quiberon can boast a Celtic origin there is otherwise very little that links the Breton peninsula community with the one at the foot of the Allgäuer Alpen... Given Sankt Mang/Kempten/Quiberon's Celtic heritage there was an obvious temptation to select a Breton roots artist, and the responsible committee got stupidly overexcited when they discovered the band Ar Re Yaouank, established by two brothers from Quimper...


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