Miniatures Standard Chair
For over two decades, the Vitra Design Museum has been making miniature replicas of milestones in furniture design from its collection. The Miniatures Collection encapsulates the entire 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 to the present day. Exactly one sixth of the size of the historical originals, the miniatures are all true to scale and precisely recreate the smallest details of construction, material and colour. The high standard of authenticity even extends to the natural grain of the wood, the reproduction of screws and the elaborate handicraft techniques involved. This has made the miniatures into popular collector's items as well as ideal illustrative material for universities, design schools and architects.
Designed in 1934 the Standard Chair is one of the quiet classics of history of design. Prompted by the furniture competition for the Cite Universitaire of Nancy, Jean Prouve worked on designs combining metal and wood during the early thirties. He utilised the strength of steel for the base of Standard Chair. The back and the seat however, which come in direct contact with the sitter's body, are formed out of plywood. The quality of this chair is revealed in its structure and unassuming aesthetics.
W7 x D8 x H13.5 cm