February 14, 2010
No piece of furniture has attracted the attention of designers, architects and artists alike as has the chair. The chair is closely related to the shape of the human body, it is the depiction of our body and has arms, legs, feet and a back. The chair has assumed a key role in the history of design - as an experimental object, as the motor driving new developments forwards and as an icon. It has long since advanced from being an everyday utilitarian object to attain the status of an artistic event.
In ‘Vitra Miniatures’, 100 miniatures of classical seats convey the signiﬁcance of design and the role it plays in the industrial production process. These classical chairs, exact 1:6 replicas of the originals, are presented on plinths in an elegant installation.
Presented in nine groups (representing periods from 1800 - 1990), the exhibition is accompanied by 40 wall-mounted panels comprising photographs, original drawings and time-lines.
'Vitra Miniatures' runs from March 6 - March 27 2010.
trafﬁc is open Sat - Thu, 10 am - 8 pm.
For more information, please email infoATviatrafficDOTorg.