Eternal House, Stacking, Space, Sign

architect Jaques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron
project VitraHouse, Weil am Rhein, Germany
written by Dietmar Steiner


If there is truly an ideal investor in our time, it is Rolf Fehlbaum. Since 1977, he has been managing a firm that produces furniture. The firm, called Vitra and located in Weil am Rhein, founded as a mid-sized firm in 1934 by his father (Willi Fehlbaum), has a special affinity for content-based design. Before Rolf Fehlbaum took over the firm, however, he was interested in philosophy, sociology and did some work for the Bavarian chamber of architects.