As part of this year’s London Design Festival, Vitra, a Swiss-owned furniture business, will create a unique installation, The Vitra Pop-up Office & Lounge. Vitra will transform a two-storey space in the popular creative neighbourhood of Shoreditch in London, into a dedicated co-working office and lounge. The venue will be open to the public from 19 to 23 September.
The Vitra Pop-up Office intends to offer an inviting, community-like environment encouraging visitors to be productive, creative and relaxed – a space to exchange ideas on how workspaces are evolving into the future.
The ground floor of the Vitra Pop-up Office will be populated by clusters of the Hack table system and Allstar chairs, both designed by Konstantin Grcic. Hack is a versatile, yet unconventional, desk solution which can be adapted for different environments.
During the festival, visitors will also be able to experience for the first time a new design study developed by Konstantin Grcic and Vitra: The Stool-Tool.
On site, two playfully styled phone booths offer visitors the opportunity to unwind on the Antonio Citterio designed Grand Repos Chairs and Ottomans, alongside free Wifi, a small library and complementary tea and coffee. The Hack tables will be available on a first come first served basis.
The lower ground Lounge area offers a cosy, home-like setting with a range of Vitra’s contemporary and classic pieces. Visitors can lounge on the new Soft Modular Sofa by Jasper Morrison, complemented by the designer’s Cork Stools and Rise Tables. Alternatively, they can relax whilst enjoying the Twill fabric upholstered Eames Lounge Chair, which is a limited edition available from 1 November 2016.
To complete the space, a corner dedicated to Artek will showcase the iconic natural Birch material of Alvar Aalto’s classic designs. This area will form a relaxing, refreshing zone, complete with refreshing cold drinks – the perfect sense of wellbeing and calm amongst the Artek collection.
Vitra Pop-up Office & Lounge
Free to visit. Open to the public
4 Holywell Lane, London, EC2A 3ET
19 – 23 September 2016
Open daily 10am – 6pm daily
In addition to the Vitra Pop-up Office & Lounge in Shoreditch, Vitra will be presenting the brand new autumn setting of contemporary and classic furniture at its Clerkenwell showroom at 30 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PQ.