George Nelson (1908–1986), an American architect and industrial designer who is known to have led Herman Miller
into the success it is today. He is regarded as the father of American modernism. George Nelson's influence spread over much of the 20th century's most iconic furniture, including the Action Office 2 (known as Office Cubicles today), the Marshmallow Sofa, Coconut Chair
, Eye Clock
, and the Sling Sofa.
Headquarted in Birsfelden, Switzerland, Vitra is a Swiss family-owned high-end furniture company. Throughout the years, Vitra has collaborated with many internationally acclaimed architects and furniture designers. Some of its notable works are featured in the Frank Gehry designed Vitra Design Museum, in Weil am Rhein, Germany.Vitra was founded in 1957 by Willi and Erika Fehlbaum, initially under licensed of Herman Miller to produce furniture designed by Ray and Charles Eames and George Nelson
. The company later acquired the rights to produce designs by Ray and Charles Eames and George Nelson for the European and Middle East markets. Vitra is a high-profile luxury furniture brand that has made its marks, having produced some of the most iconic furniture designs in the history. The Vitra brand is synonymous with good taste and class.At present days, Vitra continues with its reign for innovations, producing remarkable upscale furniture for home, office, store and public places.