Vitra Design Museum

The Vitra Design Museum is located in Weil am Rhein, Germany and was originally designed by architects Frank Gehry in 1989 and his become one of the Premiere collections and curatorial approaches to design exhibition in the world. Since that time Vitra founder Rolf Fehlbaum has supported the construction and design of multiple building on the Vitra campus by the world’s most important architects, such as Tadao Ando, Herzog+ de Meuron, and Zaha Hadid, who was responsible for the celebrated Vitra Fire Station completed in 1993. Vitra is internationally known as one of the largest and most important contemporary furniture manufacturers.  Vitra started as a family owned shop-fitting business in the early 1940 -50s, but through the influence of Ray and Charles Eames, the founder, Rolf Fehlbaum was inspired to move towards furniture design. Many classics of Eames design still form the core of the Vitra collection. The museum aims to promote and educate the public on design.