An unassuming wardrobe

The workshop has upped sticks. Taken itself up town. The lot, everything, the workshop wholesale — all paraphernalia and people — can be found, for one week, and one week only, among the modular systems of Vitsœ, slap-bang in the middle of London.

If you’re in the right neck of the woods, then, before Saturday, 1 November 2015, the place to head towards is Vitsœ (say “vit-soo” when asking for directions) on Duke Street. It is there that you will find, on the Vitsœ 621 Side Table, deerskin gloves made in the very crucible of English glove-making; on the 606 Universal Shelving System, two-button jackets and trousers made with cloth of the Inner Hebridean sheep-colour variety; and, on the 620 Chair Programme, blankets woven by a father and son mill in County Donegal.

Timeless designs (the ones with numbers) — all of which were devised by Dieter Rams, for founder Niels Vitsœ, between 1960 and 1962. They are as stoic in their simplicity, and as unobstrusive in their usefulness, then as now. “An Unassuming Wardrobe” indeed.