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.
George Nelson is one of the most influential personalities in U.S. design after 1945. As of 1946, he was for many years head of the Design Department at the Herman Miller company, on whose behalf he engaged designers hardly known at the time, such as Charles Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and Alexander Girard. He was also inspired by other areas of culture; along with his work as an architect, he concerned himself with ongoing sociological and artistic themes.
Nelson’s Marshmallow Sofa must be considered one of the earliest "Pop Art" furniture designs: the transformation of a traditional sofa into a three dimensional structure made of soft, colored cushioning. The seat and back are supported by a steel construction and the unit has the shape of an axially symmetrical folded-out waffle.
• miniature 1:6 scale model of original design
• varnished steel tubing, aluminium, leather cushions
• measures 5.25 x 8.5 x 5.25 inches