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Vitra at Home Collection

by Carol T Chung in Design on 01 February 2005

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Hey all, I got a peek at the new Vitra at Home Collection on Monday morning. This collection is supposed to present an eclectic mix of fresh and classic design to the home furnishing market in the U.S. The image presented above is entitled Zip Rug and it's by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The material is thick wool felt. It comes in the colors displayed above. Each piece is about 71 by 30 inches and can be zipped depending on what size and color you need. More fun stuff after the jump...

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Self (also by the Bouroullecs) are light weight shelving units made of hollow plastic and translucent colored panels as dividers. Although they're just hollow pieces of plastic, don't let that fool you. They can withstand the weight of a television. Plus they are completely customizable with the slide in panels.

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Twig (by guess who?? The Bouroullecs! Vitra seems to be in love with them... to the detriment of other young designers) was designed as a customizable wall divider or curtain. It comes in black, white or red. The pieces are joined together by wire that can be attached to the ceiling on tracks or a standing base. For some reason they remind me of a giant wall of clothes pins.

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Nesting Tables was designed by Josef Albers way back in 1926-1927. This is just a beautiful classic piece exploring form and color.

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Jasper Morrison's Cork Family are little tables or stools made from pressed cork granulate. Each is the same size, but differs in shape. These little buggers are tough, light, and soft and velvety. mmm....

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