Mid-Century Modern Classics in Miniature

Stephen Coles

my collection”, recently submitted to our Mid-Century, Modern Group by yuki.s.

Each handmade Vitra miniature is a classic in the history of furniture design reduced in size at a scale of 1:6. True to the original pieces in structure and materials, the miniatures are precision-crafted, making them a thoughtful gift for a furniture lover or design professional. Each miniature comes handsomely packaged in a wood box with an informational booklet.

Get Vitra miniatures from DWR, retromodern.com, hive modern, and the Vitra Design Museum who uses them as teaching tools:

The Miniatures of the Vitra Design Museum are exemplary teaching objects with regard to quality and craftsmanship, and also iconic manifestations of the Museum Collection. They not only fulfil the financial purpose of contributing to the Museum’s budget, but also serve as ideal demonstration pieces within the context of academic studies or skilled trades.

See below for more photos from proud Vitra Miniture owners.

i gave in

lounge chair of a miniature

Thanks to jukka, Shawn Wall, s u z a, and yuik.s for their excellent photography. Click any image to see the original.


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  1. 01.26.08 Barry A. Smith

    Thanks for sharing these. I’ve not seen them all. Appreciate it.

  2. 01.28.08 The Shopping Sherpa

    Lovely photos – but are you sure they’re all Vitra?
    A lot of them look like the 1/12th scale (and much much cheaper) REAC line: http://www.reacjapan.com/shop/product/dic.html#dic01

  3. 01.02.09 — craig

    i have about 20 vitra miniatures in the box i am looking to sell. any suggestions on a good place to try to sell the lot? (other than ebay and craigslist)

  4. 02.25.09 — Jose

    How much would yoy like for the lot, and what pieces do you have?

  5. 03.02.09 — craig

    heres a list of the pieces and their retail price (new)
    mine are in excellent condition with all packaging – have only taken them out of the box to look at, never displayed.
    i would take $1500 for the lot (new total is $4600)
    Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles Eames $674.10
    LCW Chair by Charles and Ray Eames $214.00
    Rocking Stool by Isamu Noguchi $224.70
    Mezzadro by Achille Castiglioni $203.30
    RAR Chair by Charles and Ray Eames $181.90
    Set of Five Panton Chairs by Verner Panton $181.90
    Zig Zag Stool by Gerrit Rietveld $160.50
    La Chaise by Charles and Ray Eames $267.50
    B3 Wassily by Marcel Breuer $267.50
    Coconut Chair by George Nelson $288.90
    Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia $288.90
    Well Tempered Chair by Ron Arad $288.90
    Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio $326.35
    MR 90 Barcelona by Mies van der Rohe $428.00
    Chaise Lounge by Le Corbusier/Jeanneret/Perriand $444.05
    Herman Miller
    Eames LTR Table $50.00
    Noguchi Coffee Table $110.00

  6. 06.24.09 — janet

    these immediately made me squeal, wide-eyed with excitement.

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