Vitra Miniatures Tulip Chair - (Open Box): Floor Sample sale
Miniature Eero Saarinen Tulip Chair
Vitra Miniature Chair Collection
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/2"
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!
Designer: Eero Saarinen
Collection: Vitra Miniatures
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Special sample sale price! This beautiful Eero Saarinen Tulip Chair 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 Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen. This miniature reproduction has a height of only 5.25 inches. This miniature reproduction of the original full-size Tulip Chair is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand! The Tulip Chair is one of a series of chairs, stools, and tables developed by Eero Saarinen within a five-year period. The original Tulip Chair has been in production by Knoll Associates Inc. since 1956. The characteristic feature of the series is that the supporting structure has been pared to a central supporting stem "like a wineglass" in order to emphasise the uniformity of table and chair. Eero Saarinen describes the Tulip Chair: "The bases of tables and chairs in a typical furniture arrangement create an ugly, confusing, and restless world. I wanted to design a chair as an integrated whole once again. All important furniture of the past always had a holistic structure, from King Tut’s chair to that of Thomas Chippendale. Today, we are parting ways with this holism with our predilection for plastic and laminated wood shells. I am looking forward to the point when the plastics industry will be capable of manufacturing the chair using just one material, the way I have designed it".
This miniature Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen 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: 20251901
Year of Design: 1956
Material: polyurethane, aluminum, fabric
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/2"
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Finish: white, red
Country of Origin: Poland
Product Category: miniature chairs, vitra miniatures
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