The Miniatures Collection presents the most important classics of modern furniture history in miniature scale of 1 : 6. The construction, materials and colors correspond to the historical Vitra Design Museum collection original, right down to the last detail. Because they are so true to the originals, the miniatures are not only valuable collector's items, but also ideal illustrative material for universities, colleges of design and architects.
The Miniatures Collection is unique worldwide. For each miniature, there is a license agreement with the designer or their estate. Many designers collaborate with us to develop the miniatures of their own designs and offer their assistance by supplying information on the objects.
Marc Newson originally produced the Lockheed Lounge as the centerpiece of an exhibition of his pieces at the Roslyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney. It was widely acclaimed and was bought by the National Gallery of Australia. Its concept was based »loosely, very loosely« on the chaise longue in Jacques-Louis David’s 1800 portrait of Madame Recam ier. »I had
this image of a ﬂuid, aluminium form. The shape was sculpted out of a piece of foam, the exact same way you’d create a surfboard. The only way to get the aluminum on was to beat little pieces of metal into shape with a wooden mallet and attach them with rivets. That’s where the airplane metaphor came from. So I called it the Lockheed Lounge.«
• miniature 1:6 scale model of original design
• measures 5.75 x 4 x 10.75 inches