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A family business for the past 80 years, the Swiss company Vitra collaborates with leading designers to develop innovative products and concepts for contemporary home and office environments. Joining a portfolio of furniture classics by Jean Prouvé, Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Verner Panton, these products are used worldwide by architects, companies, the public sector and private individuals to build inspirational spaces for living and working.

Senior Designer CMF f/m/d

Country/Region:  CH
City:  Basel
Level of Employment:  100%
Duration:  permanent
Required Travel:  0-25%
Company:  Vitra AG

The Position

The C&M Library is one of Vitra´s very important assets. Maintaining, developing and managing the library and applying it to new and existing products in the form of colour concepts is the central role of the Senior Designer CMF (SD). The SD will be the "go to" specialist for the project teams when it comes to tasks regarding CMF. The SD will be working in close collaboration with the project teams and Vitra´s external authors in bringing Vitra´s colour and material palette into the future.


Your responsibilities

Colour & Material Designer

  • Managing, maintaining and developing the C&M Library as a system
  • Ensure a coordinated colour palette and coordinated structures
  • Document the system in a way, that others can access it and work with it
  • Scouting for new trends, colours, structures and materials incl. sustainable materials
  • Integrating the next generation of sustainable materials into the C&M Library
  • Keep the C&M Library relevant, also in terms of phase-out/ phase-in proposals
  • Consulting on CMF topics in relevant development projects in collaboration with external Vitra authors
  • Supporting in streamlining Vitra´s visual communication with regards to new products in close alignment with other departments
  • Driving textile development and updates in close alignment with Product Management and Operations


Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master degree in design or equivalent field
  • At least 5 years of practical experience from working with CMF
  • Experience from interior design and/or the furniture industry is an advantage
  • Creativity and high enthusiasm for innovation with a strong user-centric thinking
  • Teamplayer and collaborative mindset
  • Curiosity, common sense, positive attitude, willingness to geht things done
  • Required fluent in written and spoken English


What we offer

  • A dynamic and creative environment
  • A challenging job featuring varied tasks in a leading international company
  • A salary in line with the market, including additional benefits



Are you interested?


At Vitra, you will find a pulsating environment where you can thrive and make a lasting contribution.



If you have further questions please contact Lucas Kupferschmid at +4976217023179.





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