Miniature Modern Masterpieces

For more than twenty years, the Vitra Design Museum has been making miniature replicas of the works from their collection. At one sixth of the size of the original, these miniature masterpieces are precisely made down to the smallest details of construction including hardware and wood grain.

The present lot is comprised of twenty-eight miniatures, many of which are no longer in production by Vitra. The complete list is as follows: 

  • Sitzmaschine by Josef Hoffmann, 1905
  • Chair, model 371 by Josef Hoffman, 1905–1906
  • Rood blauwe stoel by Gerrit Rietveld, 1918
  • Peacock Chair (Imperial Hotel) by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1921–1922*
  • Lattenstuhl by Marcel Breuer, 1924*
  • B3 Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer, 1925
  • Basculant Chair by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, 1928
  • Armchair, model B35 by Marcel Breuer, 1928–1929
  • Paimio Lounge, model 41 by Alvar Aalto, 1930–1931
  • Zig Zag by Gerrit Rietveld, 1934
  • Johnson Wax Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1939
  • Organic Armchair by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, 1940
  • LCW by Charles and Ray Eames, 1945*
  • CTW by Charles and Ray Eames, 1945
  • La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames, 1948
  • RAR by Charles and Ray Eames, 1950
  • DKR by Charles and Ray Eames, 1951
  • Coconut Chair by George Nelson & Associates, 1955
  • Aluminum Chair by Charles and Ray Eames, 1958
  • Bocca by Studio 65, 1970
  • Wiggle Chair by Frank Gehry, 1972
  • First Chair by Michele De Lucchi, 1983
  • Greene Street Chair by Gaetano Pesce, 1985
  • Little Beaver Chair and Ottoman by Frank Gehry, 1986*
  • Well-Tempered Chair by Ron Arad, 1986
  • How High the Moon Chair by Shiro Kuramata, 1986
  • Spine Chair by André Dubreuil, 1988
  • Thinking Man’s Chair by Jasper Morrison, 1988

*Item no longer retains the original booklet.

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