The VitraHaus by architects Herzog & De Meuron is a veritable design candy shop and so much more.
It’s a combination of museum, design resource center, art gallery and furniture showroom all under one big roof or shall we say many roofs? The jaw-dropping architecture is made up of several houses that are connected and stacked together. Unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
VitraHaus is located at the Vitra Campus in beautiful Basel, Switzerland. Each room is carefully designed with residential settings and showcases that evoke the feeling of home. The incredible interior design is made up of accessories and furniture from designer greats; Charles & Ray Eames, Jean Prouve, Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison and many others.
Guests can also interact via touchscreens throughout Vitrahaus to explore and learn more about specific designs and designers. The touchscreens also allow you to make purchases directly through Vitra.
Walking through the Vitrahaus, one can really appreciate the familiar designs and modern objects. A noteworthy feature of the VitraHaus is the organic staircase that seems to complement and tie-in the spaces. There are also very cleverly placed windows that give guests a peek into some of the other settings.
The VitraHaus is nothing short of a truly monumental design project!