Vitra Pop-up Office & Lounge – London Design Festival
As part of this year’s London Design Festival, Vitra will create a unique installation: The Vitra Pop-up Office & Lounge. The company will transform a two-storey space in the most exciting and vibrant part of London, Shoreditch, into a dedicated co-working office and lounge. The venue is open to the public from 19 to 23 September.
The Vitra Pop-up Office will offer an inviting, community-like environment encouraging visitors to be productive, creative and relaxed – a space to exchange ideas on how workspaces are evolving into the future.
Ground floor: Vitra Pop-up Office
The ground floor of the Vitra Pop-up Office will be populated by clusters of the Hack table system and Allstar chairs, both designed by Konstantin Grcic. Hack is a versatile yet unconventional desk solution which can be adapted for different environments, thanks to its height adjustable feature which offers the options of standing, sitting or lounging for work, meetings and relaxation. During the festival, visitors will also be able to experience for the first time a new design study developed by Konstantin Grcic and Vitra: The Stool-Tool.
On site, two playfully styled phone booths offer visitors the opportunity to unwind on the Antonio Citterio designed Grand Repos Chairs and Ottomans, alongside free Wifi, a small library and complementary tea and coffee. The Hack tables will be available on a first come first served basis.
The lower ground Lounge area offers a cosy, home-like setting with a range of Vitra’s contemporary and classic pieces. Visitors can lounge on the new Soft Modular Sofa by Jasper Morrison, complemented by the designer’s Cork Stools and Rise Tables. Alternatively, they can relax whilst enjoying the Twill fabric upholstered Eames Lounge Chair, which is a limited edition available from 1 November 2016.
To complete the space, a corner dedicated to Artek will showcase the iconic natural Birch material of Alvar Aalto’s classic designs. This area will form a relaxing, refreshing zone, complete with refreshing cold drinks – the perfect sense of wellbeing and calm amongst the Artek collection.
Vitra Pop-up Office & Lounge
Free to visit. Open to the public
4 Holywell Lane, London, EC2A 3ET
19 – 23 September 2016
Open daily 10am – 6pm daily
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In addition to the Vitra Pop-up Office & Lounge in Shoreditch, Vitra will be presenting the brand new autumn setting of contemporary and classic furniture at its Clerkenwell showroom. The three-storey venue will display collections by Vitra for both the contract and home sectors. Kado, the structural system that offers numerous possibilities in the form of wall systems, tables, cubes, and ceiling fixed elements will be fully integrated into the workspace of the Vitra offices. With a basic element of square tubes measuring 25 x 25mm the system is easily assembled into a variety of structures and finishes which can be tailored to the user needs.
The ground floor Home installation celebrates autumn; with a range of luxurious shades, textured textiles, and warm woods bringing elegance and warmth into the space. The installation celebrates winter dining, sumptuous lounging, elegant home working and luxury materials.
Open Monday – Friday 9.00 – 5.30PM
30 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PQ.
For more information please visit www.vitra.com/londondesignfestival.
Creating innovative products and concepts with great designers is Vitra’s essence. They are developed in Switzerland and installed worldwide by architects, companies and private users to build inspirational spaces for living, working and shopping as well as public areas.
With its classics Vitra represents groundbreaking 20th century design. Today, in combining technical and conceptual expertise with the creativity of contemporary designers, Vitra seeks to continue pushing the boundaries of the design discipline.
A family business for eighty years, Vitra believes in lasting relationships with customers, employees and designers, durable products, sustainable growth and the power of good design.
The Vitra Campus with buildings by some of the world’s leading architects and the Vitra Design Museum with its exhibitions on design and architecture, design archives and a comprehensive furniture collection are all part of Vitra. They inspire visitors, inform the design process and create an atmosphere in which innovation flourishes.