Vitra Miniatures Collection: Shell Chair

Vitra Miniatures Collection: Shell Chair

Designed by Hans J. Wegner, produced by Vitra Design Museum


Item Number: 663
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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. Danish designer Hans J. Wegner preferred to work in solid wood, but occasionally he explored the use of bent plywood. Sometimes called the "smiling chair," his Shell Chair (1963) achieves a floating lightness due to its wing-like seat and the arching curves of its tapered legs. Wegner's belief that a chair "should be beautiful from all sides and angles" is especially evident with his Shell Chair. Each Vitra miniature comes handsomely packaged in a wood box with an informational booklet.

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Ron Arad
Ron Arad

ISRAEL (1951)

Design took a radical turn in the 1980s, deconstructing the rigid ideology of the Bauhaus – often with great humor. Avant-garde designers like Philippe Starck and Ron Arad brazenly borrowed from the “historical closet” of previous styles and created biomorphic forms with whimsical names like Arad’s Big Easy Red Chair, the After Spring Before Summer Chaise Lounge and the Empty Chair. ...

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H 4.75" W 6" D 5"


Laminated wood; lacquer.

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