Vitra Miniatures Barcelona Chair - (Open Box): Floor Sample sale
Miniature Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair
Vitra Miniature Chair Collection
Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5"
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!
Designer: Mies van der Rohe
Collection: Vitra Miniatures
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Special sample sale price! This beautiful Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Vitra Miniature Chair remains in factory brand new condition and was only briefly used as a showroom display piece with a big "do not touch" sign. It will ship in the original Vitra packaging (packaged in a wooden box with a small informational brochure about the chair). Limited to stock on hand, only 1 available at this price. Please note that special sample sale offers may not be combined with any other promotional or discount offers. Please note that all sample sales are final. Also available for pick up from our Sonoma showroom.
Vitra Miniature Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe. This miniature reproduction has a height of only 5 inches. This miniature reproduction of the original full-size Barcelona chair is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand! Mies van der Rohe designed the German pavilion and corresponding furniture for the 1929 world’s fair in Barcelona. Among other things, his pavilion served as the setting for the inaugural ceremony led by the Spanish royal couple, Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia. While Mies van der Rohe implemented his ideas of avant garde steel and glass architecture for the building design, he drew his inspiration for the furniture from historic models. Mies van der Rohe took as his starting point the ancient, scissors-shaped collapsible folding chair, already a symbol of power among Egyptian rulers. In keeping with the occasion, he adopted the representative qualities of the scissors chair, although he does without the folding function and interprets it afresh. In order to match the overall impression of luxury in the pavilion, Mies van der Rohe chose not to use wood like the historic models, but instead employed chrome-plated steel strip and leather upholstery with button stitching. The pavilion was torn down after the fair. However, along with the furniture, it was retrospectively acknowledged as a showcase for the "International Style" that had taken hold throughout the world. The Barcelona pavilion was reconstructed and rebuilt in 1986.
This miniature Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe is part of the Vitra Miniatures Collection made by the Vitra Design Museum and is available from Stardust with Free Shipping and a Low Price Guarantee.
This Vitra miniature chair ships in a small wooden Vitra box which is perfect for storage or display. This Vitra collectible miniature design chair is constructed to the exact specifications of the original but at a much smaller scale of 1:6. The construction, materials and colors correspond to the historical Vitra Design Museum collection original, right down to the last detail. Because each miniature modern chair is so true to the original, the miniature chair is not only a valuable collector’s item, but also an ideal illustrative material for universities, colleges of design and architects. The Vitra miniatures collection present the most important classics of modern furniture history in miniature scale. The miniature collection is unique worldwide.
The Vitra Design Museum collection includes a fascinating collection of over 224 miniature modern chairs which are all icons of modern furniture. As a kind of summary of the history of industrial furniture design – moving from historicism and art nouveau to the new objectivity of Bauhaus and radical design, and from postmodernism all the way up until the present day – the Vitra Miniature Chair collection has grown to include more than 100 pieces. The chairs are all one sixth of the size of the historical originals. They are all true to scale and replicate the originals right down to the smallest details in construction, material and colour. Thus, not only have the design’s key points been translated in the miniature versions, but details such as materials, the natural grain of the wood, the reproduction of screws and elaborate handicraft involved have also been taken into consideration. All of this has made the pieces in the Miniatures Collection into popular collector’s items. At the same time they provide people who are interested in culture and design with insights into the history of the environments that we create.
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Vitra Product Code: 20251401
Year of Design: 1929
Material: steel, leather
Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 5"
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Finish: brown leather, steel
Country of Origin: Poland
Product Category: miniature chairs, vitra miniatures
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