Tapping into his architectural roots, designer Virgil Abloh has linked with Swiss design company Vitra on a furniture-themed installation and capsule.
Titled “TWENTYTHIRTYFIVE,” the exhibit according to press is “a very personal residential biography of a fictitious teenager from the year 2019, accompanying him into the year 2035. Abloh uses the two sections ‘Past/Present’ and ‘Tomorrow’ to focus on the interaction between people and their home environment as they move from adolescence to adulthood.”
Currently the installation is open to the open public and on display at the Fire Station on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, from June 12th through July 31, 2019.
In addition to the exhibit, Abloh has created a three-piece furniture capsule. Items available to purchase include the Antony (2,280 euros), an armchair inspired by architect Jean Prouvé’s ’50s-era design. There is also an industrial lamp called the Petite Potence (1,365 euros), also a Prouvé design. The third item in the capsule is a ceramic block (149 euros) of which there are a total of 999 with each one sequentially numbered.
The three items are now available to purchase for European residents on vitra.com. North American fans will have a chance to view the exhibition when Vitra’s opens its first New York City showroom in the fall, at which time the products will also be available online for U.S. customers.
Check out images of the “TWENTYTHIRTYFIVE” exhibit and capsule items below.