The German company Vitra is best known for outfitting workplaces, but the furniture and accessories it manufactures—designed by some of the biggest names in the industry, from Charles and Ray Eames to Arik Levy—are too good to leave at the office. That’s why Manifesto (755 N. Wells St., 312-664-0733) has decided to pick up Vitra’s newest offerings and give the brand the biggest retail visibility it has ever had in Chicago. Taking work home has never been so attractive. vitra.com
Verner Panton’s C1 chair in green polyurethane foam upholstery, $2,450
Slow chair, knitted fabric over a metal frame with polished or powder-coated aluminum legs; shown in red and brown (wool blend seat cushion and two pillows included), $3,155.
Alcove high-back three-seat sofa in wool blend upholstery, from $11,985. Both by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Polypropylene Elephants by Charles and Ray Eames, 16½ inches high, $290 each. A plywood Eames Elephant prototype was designed in 1945.