24 Sep 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Prestigious design-house, Vitra has brought its international
‘The Original. About the power of good design’ roadshow to Level 1, the perfect installation for design-lovers!
24th September – 27th October 2019
Following residencies across the globe in London, Manhattan and Luxembourg, the collection of original furniture has come to the Midlands for the first time in a month-long exhibition.
The roadshow showcases Vitra originals and tell the stories behind the brand’s most recognisable products. Visitors are taken on a journey through a presentation of technical drawings, sketches, synthetic resin models and prototypes to explore the full design process behind each iconic piece.
Included in the collection of 11 designs are the timeless Eames Lounge Chair, Eames Plastic Chair and Aluminium Chair, all of which were created by Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s and remain highly desirable pieces in contemporary homes today. The exhibition also celebrates the history behind best-selling pieces such as the TipTon chair by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, which boasts an ergonomic, stackable design and is crafted entirely from recycled materials.
Visitors can discover their favourite Vitra designs within the Heal’s showroom, which houses the brand’s new Birmingham in-store concession. With the largest collection of home furnishings in the region, Level 1 of the Mailbox is also home to the leading interior brands MADE.COM, Calligaris, BoConcept, Authentic Furniture and Design Quarter. Other furniture stores include Harvey Jones Kitchens, iLite, Kitchen Gallery and Sofas & Stuff.