Tiny Chairs at the German Consulate

4 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Now here’s an exhibit I have to see.  Dimensions of Design – 100 Classic Seats is on at the German Consulate in Toronto.  How fun is this?  Iconic designs, tiny things, and German flair… yes please.

I’ll explain.  The chair is the ultimate design object – a perfect pairing of form and function.  A retrospective of chair design is nothing new – museums do it all the time.  So what makes this exhibit different?  It’s an exhibit of iconic chair designs, but instead of displaying the actual chairs, it’s miniatures that are on display.

The Vitra Design Museum in Germany has been making miniature reproductions of chairs since 1992, and they have quite a cult following.  The Dimensions of Design – 100 Classic Seats exhibit features the tiny chairs, displayed at eye level so you can check out all their intricate details.

The exhibit is only on until March 9, so there’s not much time left.  And if you see a miniature that you love and just have to own, you can buy them online.  I’ll warn you – they’re not cheap.  But they really are tiny works of art.

[via Arren William’s Design Lab]

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