Vitra Miniatures DSW - (Open Box): Floor Sample sale
Miniature Eames DSW Chair
Vitra Miniature Chair Collection
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 3 x 3 1/4"
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!
Designer: Charles and Ray Eames
Collection: Vitra Miniatures
Special sample sale price! This beautiful Eames DSW 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 DSW Chair (Dining Side Chair Wood) by Charles and Ray Eames. This miniature reproduction has a height of only 5.25 inches. This miniature reproduction of the original full-size chair is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand! The Fiberglass Chairs are rare examples of a satisfying synthesis of formal and technical innovation. For the first time in the history of design, Charles and Ray Eames utilized malleability of plastic for the development of a comfortable seating shell that corresponds to the shape of the human body. The idea of making a three-dimensional molded shell goes back to a design from 1940. The original attempt to make the shell out of plywood was unsuccessful, however, due to the extreme conditions necessary to mold the material. Only with the advent of fiberglass technology was it possible to achieve satisfying results. The first Fiberglass Chair went into production in 1950. After years of experimentation, Charles and Ray Eames were able to realize their goal: an industrially produced chair that is inexpensive, sturdy, and comfortable. For ecological reasons however fibreglass was questionably. Thanks to recent advances in technology and materials, the DSW can be produced today in exact the same shape but made of polypropylene.
This miniature DSW 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 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: 20211005
Year of Design: 1950
Material: plastic shell, wooden/wire base
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 3 x 3 1/4"
Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Finish: black, wood
Country of Origin: Poland
Product Category: furniture, miniature chairs, vitra miniatures
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