VitraHaus

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.

Vitra dome

Dome

Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Design Museum

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.

vitra

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.

vitra

Just browsing through some prospective purchases

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 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.

Eames Lounge Chair

The famous Eames Lounge Chair going through some quality assurance. How many reclines can one chair take?

Eames Lounge Chair

lounging in the Eames Lounge Chair

Tomorrow I’m heading out into town with a proper camera. Can’t wait to share photos with y’all soon!

Are you a design or architecture fan? Where do you look for home design inspiration?

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  • Oooh I’d like to move in there! How fantastic.
    M x

    • It was a really fun way to spend the afternoon!

  • Wow I would love to visit that place. It looks incredible and I love looking at furniture of all different kinds of styles. Sounds like IKEA but better haha.

    • YES! I can spend hours in IKEA. This was a much better version 🙂

  • Oh man that looks like so much fun! I get lost in Ikea…I can’t imagine how much fun this place would be!! Good to know it’s there 🙂

    • Me too! I always end up with way more than I planned on buying when I go to Ikea. I couldn’t afford anything at VitraHaus so that kept my spending back at least

  • Been to Vitra twice. It’s great for architects, because you can visit several buildings by renowned architects within a few hours. They also have great exhibitions in the design museum.

    • This was my first time to Vitra and I loved it. Hopefully will get to go back one day and do the actual tour of the campus

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