An inspiring stay in Vitra
Nineteen 3rd year Bachelor Design students from the ESDL had the opportunity to visit the Campus of the famous high-end furniture company ‘Vitra’in Birsfelden near Basle in Switzerland from the 14th to the 17th December. The excellence of this brand needs no further proof with its alliance of aesthetics, quality and respect for the environment.
During their stay, other than a visit to the showroom displaying the company’s products the students were lucky enough to look around the Vitra Design Museum and Vitra House, where Vitra furniture is marvellously showcased. They were also able to marvel at buildings designed by renowned, Pritsker prize-winning architects including: Franck Ghery, Herzog and De Meuron, Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza, etc. They also visited the Beyeler Foundation designed by Renzo Piano, the Basle zoo and numerous Christmas markets and came back bubbling with fresh ideas.