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spotlighting sustainability

Introducing... three upcycled Vitra classics from our Glaswegian hotel! Each one was revived by talented design students at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA).

the brief
the brief

sustainability meets art

We took three pieces of our classic Vitra furniture and invited GSA students to redesign them using material from local supplier, Bute Fabrics. A panel of experts chose three winning ideas that were upcycled into truly unique items.

Now, the three winning designs are on display at citizenM Glasgow during COP26. After the conference, one will stay at the hotel and the other two are up for grabs on Artsy, with all sales funding future sustainable design education at GSA.
See the results below.

go to Artsy auction

meet the panel

Claudia Abt

Claudia is citizenM's design guru. She joined us in 2018 as a trained architect and now leads the global design department. Her experience includes 14 years at Nike, transforming retail spaces into true brand experiences.

Patrick Macklin

Macklin is a man of many talents. He co-founded Lapland, he collaborates with SpaceKraft and his work is exhibited internationally. Today, Patrick is head of Interior design at GSA – a leading school in creative disciplines.

Christian Grosen Rasmussen
Christian Grosen Rasmussen

Christian is Vitra's Chief Design Officer, responsible for developing new designs while cultivating classics. His experience includes Head of Design at Fritz Hansen and Director of Design & Product Development at Muuto.

Sarah Douglas

Sarah joined Wallpaper* in 2007 and has been Editor-in-Chief since 2017. She is responsible for content across the magazine, digital platforms, in-house creative agency, brand partnerships, and events.

Cat Hemingway

Unrelated to the famous author, Cat is the UK Contract Sales Manager at Bute Fabrics. The Scottish textiles company is steeped in history dating back to 1947 and takes inspiration from the country's wild, heather-covered landscapes. Cat has been with Bute Fabrics for nearly a decade.