Collecting Miniatures: Vitra Mini Chairs

Collecting Miniatures: Vitra Mini Chairs

Kristen Lubbe
Sep 29, 2010

We've talked about the sensation and obsession that are Vitra Mini Chairs. They're much sought after and there's certainly no wondering why (well maybe except for how in the heck can you afford them all?).

The description on each Vitra Miniature Chair (being sold through Unica Home) states: "The miniatures collection present the most important classics of modern furniture history in miniature scale of 1:6. their construction, materials and colors correspond to the historical Vitra design museum collection original, right down to the last detail. Because they are so true to the originals, the miniatures are not only valuable collector's items, but also ideal illustrative materials for universities, colleges of design and architects. The miniature collection is unique worldwide. For each miniature there is a license agreement with the designer or his heirs."

Remarkably, the chairs are manufactured with the exact same materials (and quality) used to make the originals — true miniature replicas. We are given an opportunity to own a piece of history with these miniatures, most of which have been designed with the help of the original designer! The chairs range in price from $130 to well over $700! Wouldn't you just love to come home and see a collection of Vitra Miniatures every day? We know we would! Do you own a Vitra miniature? Do you have a favorite?

Images: 2 & 3. Mid-Century Modernist, 4. If It's Hip, It's Here, 5. Twiice

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