We're inviting Glasgow School of Art (GSA) postgraduate design students to upcycle three Vitra classics from our Glasgow hotel, breathing new life to these timeless pieces.
We're taking three pieces of our classic Vitra furniture and inviting GSA students to redesign them using material from local supplier, Bute Fabrics. A panel of experts will then choose three winning ideas to be upcycled into truly unique items. One piece will remain at citizenM Glasgow and the other two will be up for grabs on Artsy to fund a bursary for future students. Keep checking this page to follow the full story.
Claudia is our design guru. She joined citizenM 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. Anything but average... you can see why we hired her.
Mr Macklin is a man of many talents. He co-founded pop-up innovators Lapland, he collaborates with SpaceKraft and his work is exhibited internationally. Today, Patrick is head of Interior design at Glasgow School of Art – a leading European school in visual creative disciplines.hi GSA
Christian Grosen Rasmussen
Vitra is a family business that represents groundbreaking 20th-century design with its world-coveted furniture classics. Christian is Chief Design Officer, responsible for developing new designs while cultivating Vitra’s classics. Born in Copenhagen, his experience includes Head of Design at Fritz Hansen and Director of Design & Product Development at Muuto.hi Vitra
Unrelated to the famous author, Cat is the UK Contract Sales Executive 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.hi Bute Fabrics
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Sarah is the first female Editor-in-Chief at Wallpaper* throughout the publication's 21-year history – and has been since 2017. Previously, she was the Creative Director for five years. Now, she's 'Queenpin', pushing Wallpaper* into new creative territories while maintaining its reign as the world’s most important design and lifestyle magazine brand.hi Wallpaper*
Just in time for the digital age, the Alcove sofa was born. Its extremely high sides and back panel were fresh on the 2006 design scene – not to mention perfectly timed for Apple's first iPhone in 2007. This was no accident. The designers – brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec – had already been exploring the developments of the working world when a work/life balance was budding. Not only is the Alcove comfortable, it's a stylish snug (with sound absorption) for anyone looking to focus.
Is it a question mark? Maybe a quotation? Either way, the Amoebe highback is a nod to the bold spirit of the early 70s (when it was launched). The genius behind this design is Verner Panton. He used a tubular steel construction to create a flexible, free-flowing structure and covered the seat in a fresh-from-the-sheep woollen fabric. Red's not your thing? There are more colours than the rainbow to choose from.
Eames lounge chair
A distinguished, American designer once said: "Why don't we update the old English club chair?". That designer was Charles Eames – and that's exactly what he and his brother Ray did. In 1956, their iconic Lounge Chair was launched with its come-sit-on-me cushions and immaculate leather upholstery. Today, it's one of the world's most famous furniture classics – flawless in both style and comfort.