The company Vitra was founded in the year 1950, however, the origins of Vitra date back much further. Willi Fehlbaum owned a store fixture shop together with his wife close to Basel, Switzerland, which he continuously expanded into a furniture manufactory. While travelling in the USA Fehlbaum discovered designs by esteemed designers. The coup: Willi Fehlbaum acquired the retailing licenses and designs and started selling the innovative furniture in Germany and Switzerland. Top sellers like the chairs and loungers by Charles and Ray Eames not only helped Vitra, but also the creatives behind the designs, including the Eames couple, George Nelson, Herman Miller, and later also Philippe Starck, Mario Bellini, Norman Foster, Antonio Citterio, Ron Arad, Jasper Morrison, and Verner Panton in achieving international renown.
Vitra is especially famous for their office furniture, as well as chairs and armchairs. At AmbienteDirect.com you will find design classics like the Hang it all wardrobe, the famous Eames Chair in different versions, the EA office chairs, the Hal chair series, the Jill chairs, the Panton chair, the Eames Lounge Chair, the Grand Repos Lounge Chair, the Eames Wire Chair, the Ball Clock, the MedaPal swivel chair, the Akari lighting collection, the Alcove sofa, the Uten.Silo accessories holder as well as the beautiful Vitra living accessories.
Behind all products from the design house Vitra you will find the basic idea of sustainability, which already manifested itself in the era of Charles und Ray Eames with the sensible utilisation of materials for producing durable products. "Sustainability is just like morals: one should live by them and not just talk about them", according to Vitra's credo.