When creating the new Vlinder Sofa, Hella Jongerius drew on her extensive knowledge of weaving techniques along with her ten years of experience as Art Director for colours and materials at Vitra. Vlinder combines the archetypal form of a comfortable sofa with a precisely tailored duvet-like fabric cover. The textile cover bears the Dutch designer‘s distinctive signature and pushes the boundaries of modern weaving technology: eight colours with yarns of two diff erent thicknesses comprise the various levels of seven different jacquard weaves. A multitude of weave patterns, colours and textures flow together on the surface to form a choreographed, richly abstract composition full of density and depth. The contemporary body of the Vlinder Sofa serves as a platform for the extraordinary cover: a rich tapestry of motifs, weaves and colour that vaguely resembles a colourful butterfl y with outspread wings. Sinuously draped over the entire structure, the cover is held in place by its own weight. Only parts of the underlying armrests and backrest can be glimpsed, with a fabric surface that matches the colours and bindings of the cover – in light reds, light greens, dark reds or dark greens, depending on the selected version. Comprising multiple layers of foam, the soft upholstery of Vlinder is combined with the featherand down-fi lled cover to provide exceptional comfort.
Vitra, a Swiss furniture and design furniture company founded in 1950, aims to improve the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through design furnishing solutions. Vitra offers a wide range of furnishings along with watches, small accessory items, fabrics, children's furniture and miniatures.
The company has always relied on the creative talent of world-renowned designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Verner Panton, Antonio Citterio, Philippe Starck, Bořek Šípek, Mario Bellini, Glen Oliver Löw, Dieter Thiel, Jasper Morrison, Alberto Meda and Jean Prouvé. The main strengths of Vitra furnishings are materials longevity, aesthetics and the solidity, as is shown by its classic design pieces, still in production since 1950.
Vitra Originals products are covered by a 10-years warranty, learn more.