Friday, September 4, 2009

NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW - VITRA FURNITURE FACTORY


Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners - Vitra Furniture Factory, Weil am Rhein, Germany (1986)


"Nicholas Grimshaw, 1981/1986 Constructed in 1981, Nicholas Grimshaw’s first building on the Continent bears witness to its industrial purpose as well as the technological competence of the company. Relying on prefabricated elements, planning to start-up of the production space was completed six months after the great fire as covered by insurance funds. Clad with horizontally striated façade elements made of corrugated aluminium sheeting, the building houses the production areas along with two showrooms. The second factory by Grimshaw from 1986 contains production facilities as well as the Net ’n’ Nest Office. This office environment was created by Sevil Peach in 2000 and subsequently refitted in 2007. The founder of the London design studio Sevil Peach Gence Associates, SPGA, has worked with Vitra for over ten years and has designed office environments for and with Vitra as well as for leading international companies"
from: www.vitra.com/en-hu/collage/campus/


Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners - Vitra Furniture Factory, Weil am Rhein, Germany (1981)