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La Chaise was created in 1948 as an entry for the "Low-Cost Furniture Design" competition held by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It is consists of two paper-thin fiberglass shells glued to each other but separated by hard rubber discs; the intervening space was filled with polystyrene foam.
Charles and Ray Eames left the plastic shell untreated. The base is made of five in part angled metal rods inserted into a cross-shaped wooden structure. The space left open between back and seat is not technically necessary, but instead purely a design element. The intention was to emphasize the chair’s light weight visually by perforating the otherwise large volume of the shell.
The Miniatures Collection of the Vitra Design Museum presents the most important classics of modern furniture history on a 1:6 scale and replicates the historic originals down to the smallest detail.
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.
Material: fiberglass, iron rods, wood
Size (l/h/w): 142 x 137 x 250 mm