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. The Eames Molded Plastic Rocker (1948), often known as the RAR (rocker height, armchair shell, rocking base), was out of production for 30 years before it was brought back with the blessings of the Eames Office. Set atop what's commonly referred to as the Eames Eiffel base, this Rocker has maple runners for a smooth rocking motion. Until 1968, Herman Miller also produced a rocking chair base. Every Herman Miller employee who was expecting a baby received the RAR as a gift until 1984. Each Vitra miniature comes handsomely packaged in a wood box with an informational booklet.
Plastic shell in white; steel wire "Eiffel Tower" base.
Design is for living. That maxim shaped a widespread shift in design during the 1940s and 1950s. It was a revolution of form, an exciting visual language that signaled a new age and a fresh start and two of its prime movers were Charles and Ray Eames. The Eameses were a husband and wife team whose unique synergy led to a whole new look in furniture. Lean and modern. Sleek, sophisticated and simple. Beautifully functional.
Yet Charles and Ray Eames created more than a "look" with their bent plywood chairs or molded fiberglass seating. They had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to fulfill the practical needs of ordinary people and bring greater simplicity and pleasure to our lives. Read more >