Vitsœ

Furniture Manufacturer

What We Do

Vitsœ makes furniture.

Our products are designed as true systems with high-quality specification and finish to ensure flexibility, adaptability, durability and therefore, longevity.

A true system is simple to construct, evolve, repair and dismantle. Most Vitsœ furniture comprises recyclable aluminium, steel and compostable wood that is assembled with mechanical joints (i.e. not bonded or welded) to permit repair and end-of-life dismantling.

All items are designed and built to last as long as possible.

In 2017, Vitsœ moved from its London workshop to a site in Royal Leamington Spa in the centre of England. We designed a low-energy, modest, expandable building that will adapt continuously in response to the changing needs of its occupiers for many decades.

Today, with a growing international team in a variety of worldwide locations, Vitsœ has pioneered selling directly to customers in more than 60 countries.

The People Who Do It

Many say that the atmosphere inside the Vitsœ workshop is refreshing.

It is an ever-evolving hive of activity where the team works together with trust, good manners and respect towards a common goal: to assemble and dispatch furniture to Vitsœ customers around the world. It’s a place where everyone’s opinion is valued.

“We are all different, but it works. You need a mix of personalities, and I think it’s great that there are people from all sorts of backgrounds because that’s what rounds out the team. We all put the team first."

"It’s never what you want to do, or what you want to work on today – it’s always got to be what is best for the team. We never come to a task in the workshop and think what can I get out of this? There’s no room for ego. We want to carry out the work we do properly .... together."

 

Why We Do It

Nearly everything we do in our lives seems to have a negative impact on the world around us.

At Vitsœ we create products that are avowedly long-term in their outlook.

Products that do not strive for built-in obsolescence but prefer to be discreet, adaptable and faithful servants in the face of a turbulent world. Products that minimise their inevitable impact on the world’s environment and resources by being useful for as long as possible."

This was Vitsœ’s proposition back in 1959: to refrain from fashion whilst creating products that would be the blank canvas on which to paint your colourful life.

After more than half a century our resolve is stronger than ever: more of us must learn the art of living better with less that lasts longer.

Here at Vitsœ we stand for the inordinate power of good design in everything we do: designing thoughtfully, responsibly and intelligently for our company, our furniture and the many people who share a profound interest in all of our tomorrows.

Our Engineers

"Most people at Vitsœ have an unusual background and before they come to work here have done something entirely unrelated to making furniture. I think it makes it an excellent environment to learn new things from each other."

We have a willingness to learn from one another and an acceptance of other points of view. It’s not just one person’s opinion that counts; we do things respectfully, with a consensus approach.

To work here, you need to be curious to learn new skills and open to new ways of working.  A traditional or self-taught education is good, it doesn’t matter which one you have.

How We See The Future

In a world that is travelling ever faster - where digital connection is causing less physical interaction - our new home is centred around human beings and their need for mutual comfort and nourishment.

Old Warwick Road
Leamington Spa CV31 3NT England GB
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How To Join Us

At Vitsœ we always have an eye open for like-minded, passionate, affable people who might want to work with us. MORE

We are delighted to receive interesting CVs so please email yours if you would like to consider joining us.

However, be sure to tell us, in writing, why you think that working at Vitsœ might make a difference to both your life and to Vitsœ. We need to know that you want to work with us, not that you just want a job.

So make sure you’ve read all about who we are, our ethos and values before contacting us.

Who We Work With

For over 50 years, Vitsœ has worked continuously with Dieter Rams. He still improves his designs to this day and is often cited by a new generation as a key influence on their work that is shaping the 21st century.

Vitsœ has a long history of collaborating with artists, designers and educational institutes and since the 1960s, has engaged with creative thinkers.

In conceiving our new building, we wanted to create a structure that was adaptable and enabled us to explore cultural interactions and connections.

In their new shared space, Vitsœ teams and Motionhouse dancers can now work together, meeting each day to share coffee, lunch and conversation.

 

 

Photos and videos by Vitsœ, Upset Media and Dynabook UK

 

 

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