Monday, July 09, 2007
Vitra Edition is a laboratory that gives designers, architects and artists the freedom to create experimental furniture objects and interior installations. Their choices of materials, technologies, applications and formal concepts are not limited. Working without the constraints of market and production logic has a liberating effect and results in surprising solutions and new ways of seeing design.
Vitra Edition is both a process and a result. As a process it contributes to Vitra's ongoing design research; the result, instead, is a collection of extraordinary objects representing some of the most advanced positions in contemporary design. These objects are as diverse as their authors and reflect the wide range of interests that is characteristic for a Vitra project.
The following designers and architects have contributed objects to the Vitra Edition 2007:
Ron Arad, Jurgen Bey, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Fernando & Humberto Campana, Naoto Fukasawa, Frank Gehry, Konstantin Grcic, Zaha Hadid, Hella Jongerius, Greg Lynn, Jürgen Mayer H., Alberto Meda, Jasper Morrison, Jerszy Seymour, Tokujin Yoshioka.
The Vitra Edition prototypes will be shown for the first time at the Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, from June 13th to July 22nd, 2007. The Vitra Edition may be seen as part of the public architectural tours offered daily by the Vitra Design Museum at 12.00 and 14.00.
The objects will be made available as a signed, numbered and strictly limited edition in late 2007.