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Vitra Installation

Introducing a new perspective on living, Vitra will be showcasing a bold installation by Sabine Marcelis in the VitraHaus Loft this month.

Running from 12 June, the design is characterised by the Dutch artist and designer’s love of colour and will include seven new culinary-inspired colourways, from cool mint green Honeydew and candy-evocative Caramel to warm red-brown Harissa and muted grey Oyster, and covers for two iconic Panton pieces.

“The philosophy behind the design closely mirrors how we created our family home,” explains Marcelis who previously “It features a large open space divided into functional zones, delineated by colour. We then blended my creations with those of other designers, artists, and of course, Vitra furniture to create a cohesive whole.”

A highly imaginative showcase of how colour and design can be combined with compelling results, the exhibit will not only see Marcelis transform the top floor of VitraHaus with a kaleidoscopic installation but also two limited-edition, spin-off releases; the Panton Chair Classic in a curated range of colours and the Visiona Stool in selected covers.

Photography by Clemens Poloczek

Limited to 50 pieces each per cover material and colour, the collector items will be available online from 12 to 14 June only.

Commenting on the collaboration, Till Weber, Creative Director of Interiors & Scenography at Vitra said: “The VitraHaus Loft is the perfect canvas to display the diversity of Vitra furniture. It provides a collage, where we can mix and match furniture for the characters that live within it. The tones and hues Marcelis has used are recognisable from the natural, organic world and they have a rich interaction with the various spaces – things are connected but do not all perfectly match.”

“‘We have a lot of projects that are challenging and need to be super engineered, but this was light-hearted,” adds Marcelis. “We aimed to just bring people together and show Vitra products in a different light, with custom designs from me and a lot of friends in a cosy, welcoming way.

“If you stay true to shapes and colours you like, then they can grow with you. A life is layered. You collect things, you receive gifts that have memories. It’s not realistic to have a curated home; it should be constantly evolving.”

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