Vitra Furniture was founded by Willi and Erika Fehlbaum in 1957 with the licensed production of furniture from the Herman Miller Collection along with designs by Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. In 1967 the company introduced the Panton Chair by Verner Panton.

Today, Vitra's range  includes classic furniture design pieces by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Verner Panton, Alexander Girard and Jean Prouvé, as well as the works of designers such as Antonio Citterio, Jasper Morrison, Alberto Meda, Maarten van Severen, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec,  and Barber Osgerby.