Early Sunday morning I was on a train in Geneva and headed to Basel where I was greeted by my gracious hosts and self-adopted Basel parents, Tita Clarissa & Tito Ramon. From the train station we hopped into the car and after a quick drive found ourselves in Germany.
Yes in just 15 minutes we were in another country to visit the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. Vitra is a famous Swiss furniture design and manufacturing company and the campus not only houses their flagship Vitra store, but also their factory and the Vitra Design Museum. Each building serves as an architectural treasure on its own so it was no surprise to see lots of Vitra visitors with cameras in tow.
VitraHaus (the flagship store) was a home design dream. It made me desperate to get settled in a city and in a home just so that I could decorate it.
Although my next home will probably be Vitra-free (hi, I’m sure Vitra will be out of my budget), but the showroom is a brilliant way to look for design inspiration.
It was like walking through a live Pinterest board. And they allow you to take photos freely.
The store was four floors full of classic and contemporary styles, and bright colors. And it was awesome.
The rest of the campus was quite interactive as well, although no photography was allowed in the other buildings. I still can’t believe that such an amazing spot exists just outside of Basel and I bet there are lots of Baselers who don’t even realize it’s there.
Or worse- don’t care! But I care and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start my trip to Basel. After being in the Alps I’m loving the architecture and energy in the city.
Tomorrow I’m heading out into town with a proper camera. Can’t wait to share photos with y’all soon!