Vitra Miniatures Eames DKR - (Open Box): Floor Sample sale
Miniature Eames DKR Wire Chair
Vitra Miniature Chair Collection
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4"
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!
Designer: Charles and Ray Eames
Collection: Vitra Miniatures
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Special sample sale price! This beautiful Eames La Chaise Vitra Miniature DKR Wire 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 DKR Wire Chair by Charles and Ray Eames. This miniature reproduction has a height of only 5.25 inches. This miniature reproduction of the original full-size DKR chair is almost small enough to fit in the palm of your hand! Charles and Ray Eames developed this model in connection with the Low Cost Furniture competition held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and for the Herman Miller company, who produced various versions of the chair between 1951 and 1967. As with their plastic chairs, the seats and backs are again modeled on the human body. In the case of DKR, however, the result is a comfortable organic form even though such a hard and cold material as steel wire is used. Manufactured on an industrial scale, it proved possible to sell the chair successfully at a relatively low price. In 1952, the design won the Trail Blazer Award given by the Home Fashions League in the United States.
This miniature DKR Wire Chair by Eames 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.
Vitra Miniature DKR Wire Chair by Charles and Ray Eames. The Eames Wire Chair (in short known as the DKR) is an iconic mid century modern chair designed by husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames. 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: 20219101
Year of Design: 1951
Material: steel wire chromium-plated
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4"
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Country of Origin: Poland
Product Category: miniature chairs, vitra miniatures
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