Vitra began by manufacturing furniture designs by Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson. Building on this foundation over the years, the company has developed a wide range of furnishings for the office, for the home and for public spaces in collaboration with progressive designers. Yet Vitra is more than simply a design-oriented manufacturing company. The name also stands for the Vitra Design Museum, for a collection of modern furniture and its accompanying archive, for workshops and publications on topics of design, and for an architectural concept that unites buildings by Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando, Alvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and SANAA at the Vitra Headquarters in Birsfelden, Switzerland, and on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Its products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, which brings together its engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers such as Antonio Citterio, Jasper Morrison, Alberto Meda, Maarten van Severen, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Hella Jongerius and Barber&Osgerby. Its goal is to create interiors, furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring.