Basel, I only knew from passing by on the motorway from Germany to skiing vacations in Switzerland. Next to Basel you find Weil am Rhein and you might not even expect, that this is a town of design. In 2006 Herzog & de Meuron designed an amazing place – well known amongst interior design fans across Europe. A showroom of Vitra interior design – the VitraHouse.
I did not feel too fancy seeing it at first. But once I saw the overwhelming design of the place, it felt like a little extra vacation. Things are put together in such a beautiful and inspirational way. It is not comparable to any other place you can go to, to buy furniture. It feels as if you step into someones house. You can truly feel a soul in this place. It is not about furniture – it is about living.
So if ever any of you pass by Weil am Rhein like I did so many times, make sure you spoil yourself with a quick stop of about an hour to see this inspirational place dedicated to artful living. And next time I will make sure I go see the world famous Vitra Design Museum right next to it.