VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron. the theme of the archetypal house and the theme of stacked volumes. In Weil am Rhein, it was especially appropriate to return to the idea of the ur-house, since the primary purpose of the five-storey building is to present furnishings and objects for the home. Stacked into a total of five stories and breathtakingly cantilevered up to 49 feet in some places, the twelve houses, whose floor slabs intersect the underlying gables.
1. ‘Risi’ chair, £175; ‘Capra’ chair (two pictured), £255, both by Tomek Rygalik. ‘Eames DSW’ chair for Vitra, £340. ‘Cooks Table’ with marble top, £2,795. Inspired by country kitchens, the ‘Cooks Table’ is this season’s hero piece. Pair it with modern seating.