Vitsoe 620 chair and 621 tables — both designed in 1962 and in production ever since

If I lived like a minimalist, I think I’d get the whole suite: The Vitsoe 620 Chair … and 621 Nesting Tables — both designed in 1962 and still available today. 

Of course, I’d also need the 606 Shelving System to make it all complete. As must as I don’t want to admit it, there are days when I long for this kind of simplicity.

Very cool that all these pieces, designed so many years ago by Dieter Rams, are still available today. I just love it when the original designs are available to us.

All photos courtesy Vitsoe.

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  1. Dan says:

    Reminds me too much of a dentist chair. Considering how much time I’ve been in one so far this year, probabaly not something I’d want in my home.

  2. Beth Pierce says:

    I love this style for an atomic ranch style home, but I can’t picture it in my 1953 modest granny ranch.

  3. ineffablespace says:

    I think the chairs seem a bit clumsy.
    A good modernist chair, something comfortable with object integrity while having a very small number of parts (as well as being lightweight, possibly), is one of the hardest things to engineer. (While almost anyone could create a chair that looked like a block and was heavy).

    So these are interesting and might be comfortable–and the modularity is a plus– if I were going for a minimalist look I would combine the Vitsoe units with Saarinen chairs (Womb for comfort, Tulip for upright seating), because I think those chairs are more successful at meeting the criteria

  4. Wendellyn Plummer says:

    Sometimes, simple is better. However, if you had a family, I can’t see this as a viable option. Probably many up and coming singles of the time had this in their apartments. In 1962, my parents had one child graduating from high school another in high school and two other children in grade school. Granted, we had the typical 1959 ranch home, three bedroom and one bath. If we had had a California ranch this furniture would have been perfect, maybe?

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