Our Top Vitra Accessories

From modern toolboxes to toy elephants, there’s much to be found in the Vitra accessories collection. As a truly iconic hub of modern design, Vitra crafts iconic designs by leading designers such as Charles and Ray Eames.

In this article we’ll discuss some of our much-loved Vitra accessories and explore their histories. Above all, each piece in this edit is in stock and ready to be delivered direct to your home.

Modern storage

Arik Levy designed this modern interpretation of a toolbox for Vitra in 2010. Available in a kaleidoscope of colours, it’s worthy of being on display rather than hidden away in the garden shed. Keep tools or cleaning supplies in it or get creative and use it to store stationary or kitchen gadgets. Plus, thanks to its compact size it can be easily stowed in cabinets or on shelves.

Toolbox by Arik Levy for Vitra accessories

Vitra accessories for the kids

The iconic Eames Elephant almost didn’t make it to our homes. It was an early creation that stemmed from Charles and Ray Eames’ experiments with plywood. In fact, an original prototype designed for a 14-year-old Lucia Eames remains in the possession of the Eames family today.

Unfortunately, due to its tight curves and shape, it was too technically challenging to enter serial production. It wasn’t until 2007 that Vitra was able to bring it to life using modern technology.

The smaller, plastic edition is perfect for children to play with. Or you can choose to display it as an iconic decorative accessory.

Eames Elephant by Charles & Ray Eames

Right on time

Over seventy years ago, George Nelson designed a clock collection that remains remarkably current today. His designs stemmed from an analysis of how people read clocks and the conclusion that numbers are unnecessary. As such, each piece in the collection shares one common feature – the absence of numbers.

The collection is incredibly varied, with wall clocks, built-in clocks and portable table clocks taking centre stage in the Vitra accessories collection. Their bold shapes and unique approach to colour offer a refreshing alternative to more traditional clocks.

Vitra Sunburst Clock by George Nelson

Storage statements

Husband and wife design duo Charles and Ray Eames designed the Hang It All Coat Hook to encourage children to tidy up. The colourful balls that make the design so distinctive offer a playful alternative to traditional hooks.

In 2012, Vitra released three new colourways to coincide with what would have been Ray Eames’ 100th birthday. Vitra collaborated with the Eames Office to select the red, green and white colour palettes.

Hang it All coat hook by Charles & Ray Eames

Vitra accessories with a design twist

Created by design duo Raw-Edges, these Herringbone Cushions are a newer addition to the Vitra accessories collection. The cushions were originally designed for the VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein. When the Vitra team saw how much everyone loved them, they decided to add them to their collection.

A technique called immersion dying inspired the cushion’s motif. This involves dipping fabric into a dye bath at various intervals to create a striking ombré effect.

Vitra's Herringbone Cushion by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer