Nelson Miniature Marshmallow Sofa - (Open Box): Floor Sample sale
Miniature George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa
Vitra Miniature Chair Collection
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/4"
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!
Designer: George Nelson
Collection: Vitra Miniatures
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Special sample sale price! This beautiful George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa 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 Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson. This miniature reproduction has a height of only 5.25 inches. This miniature reproduction of the original full-size marshmallow sofa is "almost" small enough to fit in the palm of your hand! George Nelson is one of the most influential personalities in U.S. design after 1945. As of 1946 he was for many years head of the Design Department at the Herman Miller company, on whose behalf he engaged designers hardly known at the time, such as Charles Eames , Isamu Noguchi, and Alexander Girard. And he was also inspired by other areas of culture: along with his work as an architect, he concerned himself with ongoing sociological and artistic themes. Nelson’s "Marshmallow"-sofa must be considered one of the earliest "Pop Art" furniture designs: the transformation of a traditional sofa into a threedimensional structure made of soft, colored cushioning. The seat and back are supported by a steel construction and the unit has the shape of an axially symmetrical folded-out waffle.
This miniature Marshmallow Sofa by George Nelson 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 DSW Chair by Charles and Ray Eames. The Eames Dining Side Chair Wood (in short known as the DSW) 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: 20254701
Year of Design: 1956
Material: steel, aluminum, leather cushions
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/4"
Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Finish: black, white
Country of Origin: Poland
Product Category: miniature chairs, vitra miniatures
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