Shapes from the world of vegetation serve as inspiration for Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's new Vegetal chair, as they did for Algues. Its plant-like structure made of polyamide dyed throughout goes to the limits of the technically feasible, and the six colors (unusual for plastic chairs) emphasise the link to nature. Vegetal is stacking and suitable for indoor or outdoor use
- Polyamide Dyed Throughout
- Height: 14.6 cm / 5 3/4 inch
- Width: 10.4 cm / 4 1/8 inch
- Depth: 27.6 cm / 10 7/8 inch
- Each miniature is packaged in a wooden box, accompanied by an informational booklet.
- Each of the delicate objects are made by hand; on average, each miniature requires five hours of careful manual work. Ongoing quality control ensures that every miniature corresponds to its larger original in terms of finishing, details and materials.
Twenty years ago the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein began making miniature replicas of the great milestones in furniture design housed in its collection. A summary of the history of industrial furniture design – moving from the historic and art nouveau to the new Bauhaus’ radical design, and from postmodernism all the way up until the present day – the collection has grown to include more than 100 pieces. The chairs are all one sixth of the size of the originals. They are all true to scale and replicate the originals right down to the smallest details in construction, material and color.
Vitra Miniatures Lockheed Lounge Designed by:
- Marc Newson
Marc Newson was born in Sydney, Australia in 1963 and studied sculpture and jewelry design at Sydney College of the Arts. In 1991 Newson moved to Paris, where he designed household products, first for Philippe Starck and later for Iittala in Finland and Alessi, Magis, and Flos in Italy. In 1997 Newson moved to London, where he began to design vehicles—among them the MN01 bicycle for Biomega (1999), the 021C concept car for Ford (1999), and the livery of a privately owned jet, the Falcon 900B (1999).
Newson has received numerous awards, commendations and honorary doctorates throughout his career. In 2005, he was selected as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year. In 2010, Her Majesty the Queen appointed him Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Newson lives and works in New York and Paris.