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 exemplary teaching objects with regard to quality and craftsmanship. Ideal academic or skilled trade demonstration pieces, the miniatures 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.
An instantly recognizable design classic, the Aluminum Chair is part of the iconic Aluminum Group series of furniture designed by Ray & Charles Eames for the Herman Miller company in 1958.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 5.5 x 4 x 3 "
Designed by Jean Prouvé in 1950, the Antony Chair has been recreated by the Vitra Design Museum in faithful miniature form.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 5.75 x 3.25 x 4.5 "
Originally designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 for the house of painter Wassily Kandinsky, a Bauhaus teacher from 1922-1933. The B3 did not take on the name "Wassily" until the sixties when Italian furniture producer Dino Gavina purchased the manufacturing rights. Made with nickel-plated tubular steel and black leather.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 4.75 x 5 x 4.5 "
From 1965, Eero Aarnio's Ball Chair design was a typical symbol of optimistic popular culture in the 60's. A gleaming, polished sphere from the outside, from the inside the Ball Chair is comfortable and protected.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 8.25 x 7.5 x 6.75 "
The Bocca sofa was designed in 1970 by Studio 65 as an homage to Salvador Dali's earlier Mae West sofa of 1936. Stretchy upholstery over polyurethane foam.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 5.75 x 14 x 5.25 "
The Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi was designed in 1954 and crafted using the Eames technique for bending plywood.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 2.75 x 3 x 2.25 "
Inspired by the coconut shell, the Coconut Chair was designed by George Nelson in 1955 and consists of fiberglass shell reinforced with upholstery. Nelson's shapes were strongly stimulated by the art of the 1950's and promoted a new, very casual form of sitting.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 5.5 x 6.25 x 5.75 "
Designed in 1952 by Harry Bertoia as part of five wire pieces for Hans & Florence Knoll. Part of what became known as the Bertoia Collection for Knoll, the Diamond Chair is a fluid sculptural form made from a molded lattice work of welded steel.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 4.5 x 7.5 x 5.25 "
From the Charles & Ray Eames design from 1951, the DKR or Dining Chair Bikini Rod features the iconic Eiffel tower base.*Scale 1:6 Miniature ModelSize: 5.25 x 3.25 x 3.75 "