Founded as a family company in 1950, Vitra dedicates itself to creating innovative products and concepts with wonderful designers. Based in Basel, Switzerland, the company builds inspiring private and public areas for living and working.
With its classic designs, Vitra represents the 20th-century design. Bringing together technical and conceptual expertise with creativity, Vitra aims to continue pushing the boundaries of the design discipline.
A family company for over 80 years, Vitra believes in durable relationships with customers, employees and designers; sustainable growth with lasting products, and the power of good design.
Vitra Campus which hosts some of the world’s prominent designers and Vitra Design Museum home to design and architecture exhibitions, design archives and an extensive furniture collection are all part of Vitra. These two venues inspire guests, inform them about the design process, and create an atmosphere where innovation is developed.
Christoph Ingenhoven, born 1960 in Düsseldorf, Germany, studied architecture at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen with a year of study at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
In 1985 he founded the architectural firm Ingenhoven Architekten in Düsseldorf. In addition to his work as a designer, he has been involved in many competitions as a jury member, expert consultant and judge, and has also held lectures in many cities around the world. Ingenhoven is a member of the Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen, the BDA (Bund Deutscher Architekten) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). He also serves on the following boards: Aedes Forum e.V., Berlin; Stiftung Lebendige Stadt, Hamburg, International Architecture Biennial, Rotterdam; Initiative Baukultur e.V., Berlin.