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 Bauhaus and New Objectivity, from Radical Design and Postmodernism all the way up to the present day.
Mies van der Rohe designed the German pavilion and corresponding furniture for the 1929 world's fair in Barcelona. Among other things, his pavilion served as the setting for the inaugural ceremony led by the Spanish royal couple, Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia. While Mies van der Rohe implemented his ideas of avant garde steel and glass architecture for the building design, he drew his inspiration for the furniture from historic models. Mies van der Rohe took as his starting point the ancient, scissors-shaped collapsible folding chair, already a symbol of power among Egyptian rulers. In keeping with the occasion, he adopted the representative qualities of the scissors chair, although he does without the folding function and interprets it afresh.
Designed by Mies van der Rohe.
- Part of the Vitra Miniatures Collection
- Designed by 1929
- 1:6 scale model
- Comes packaged in wood box
- Includes informational booklet
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Materials Employed chrome-plated steel strip and leather upholstery with button stitching. Specifications Overall Dimensions: 5 in W x 5 in D x 5 in H SKU20251401 Catalog ID 33544551 Reference ID "Vitra Miniatures MR 90 Barcelona Chair" (Stock ID 4941392150573)
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