Furniture

Furniture


The furniture collection of the Vitra Design Museum encompasses the major eras, themes and protagonists of industrial furniture design. The core holdings comprise approximately 6000 objects, with an emphasis on the following areas:

  • The beginnings of modern design in the 19th century (e.g. bentwood furniture, Vienna Secession, American patent furniture, German Werkbund)
  • Classic modernism (Bauhaus, De Stijl and others)
  • Post war design (e.g. design from Scandinavia and Italy, American designers like Eames, Nelson, Girard and more)
  • Tendencies of the 1960s and 1970s (Radical Design, experimental plastic objects, modular furniture, new office concepts)
  • Postmodern tendencies (Memphis, Droog Design and others)
  • Contemporary design (Critical Design, New Crafts, Computer Aided Design, DIY, Sustainable Design)

  • 100 Masterpieces of the Vitra Design Museum Collection and biographies of their designers.