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Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia was designed in 1950/52. Bertoia's designs not only addressed functional requirements but were also studies in form and space. Initial attempts at mechanical production were abandoned when it was found that the chairs were easier to manufacture by hand.
The structure of the "Diamond Chair" clearly separates the different functions of the chair: the transparent wire shell is bent out of a quadratic lattice into an organically shaped diamond like a net frozen in space, and the base of round iron embraces it like a polished diamond. Bertoia considered his furniture to resemble his sculptures and explained: "In chairs many functional problems have to be solved first, but basically chairs are also studies in space, form and metal. On close inspection it becomes clear that they are mostly made up of air. Space flows right through them."
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: chrome plated steel
Size: 4.5"H x 7.5"W x 5.25"D