Inside Vitra’s German Workplace ‘Citizen Office’

  • Client Vitra,
  • Year 2010
  • Location Weil am Rhein, Germany,
  • Industry Furniture,
  • Sevil Peach designed a new and revitalized office, known as ‘Citizen Office’, for Vitra’s Weil am Rhein campus in 2010. The space is meant to showcase the company’s products in an ideal, yet very much real workplace environment.

    In the 12 years since the completion of the ‘Network Office’, our relationship with Vitra has continued to develop and flourish. With the exception of a few minor interventions and the introduction of new furniture ranges, the original Weil am Rhein office has stood the test of time.

    Back in the summer of 2010, we were asked to undertake a more significant refurbishment of the current office and to remove functions like post, archive and large copy areas that had become obsolete following the introduction of a paperless culture.

    To do this, we enlarged the centre of the office (the heart of the space) to become the main focus of dynamic, non-territorial work. Providing comfy informal meeting and project spaces with retreat areas for quiet, individual work. It became, in effect, a sort of business club for the whole company (of which everyone was a member).

    Design: Sevil Peach
    Photography: Mark Eggimann, Ariel Huber, Eduardo Perez