Scale miniatures of the most important pieces of furniture in design history: Featuring creations by the icons of modern design such as Eames, Nelson, Breuer; more, the miniature classics from the Vitra Design Museum are exemplerary teaching objects with regard to quality and craftsmanship. Ideal academic or skilled trade demonstration pieces, the miniaures also make unique collector's items and gifts. Each Vitra miniature comes in a wooden box with a brochure providing art-historical information on the background to the design, biography of the designer, and the production history of the respective chair.
From Ron Arad, 1986 the Well Tempered Chair features a curious juxtaposition of a tempting armchair made of cold, uncompromising metal. A unique modern piece which on one hand invites, but simultaneously repels. Made from 4 die-cut tempered stainless steel sheets, held in tension by wing nuts.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelChair: 5 x 6 x 5.75 "
The full size original Wiggle Side Chair was designed in 1972 by Frank Gehry. Made with corrugate cardboard with fiberboard sides.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 6.2"H x 3.5"W x 4.5"D inchesFrank Gehry is a world renowned Pritzker Prize Winning Artist and respected designer who founded the architectural firm Frank Gehry & Associates in Los Angeles in 1962.He designed the cardboard furniture series Easy Edges between 1969-72 and over the years he...
With more than 500 different chair designs to his credit, Hans J. Wegner is a recognized worldwide and the most prolific Danish designer to date. The Y-Chair was designed in 1960 and now recreated by the Vitra Design Museum.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 5 x 3.25 x 3.75 "
The Zig Zag Stool was designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934 as en expression of the Dutch Modernist Design Movement "De Stijl," and is now included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.Made of 4 rectangular sections of natural hardwood, intricatedly dovetailed and bonded together, Rietveld originally wanted to create the piece out of one solid piece of material. A statement of modernist seating, the Zig Zag...