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Miniature Favela Chair

By Vitra


  • Description

    Each Vitra miniature is true to the original in construction and materials, and reduced in size on a scale of 1:6. Each miniature is packaged in a wooden box, accompanied by an informational booklet. Production notes: Each of the delicate objects are made by hand; on average, each miniature requires five hours of careful manual work. Ongoing quality control ensures that every miniature corresponds to its larger original in terms of finishing, details and materials.

    The Favela armed chair is one of the most striking works by the Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana. According to a statement by the brothers, the architecture of the typical shanty towns in their native country was the inspiration for the design and name of this extraordinary item of seating furniture. Like the majority of hut-like dwellings, the favela is also nailed and glued together from oddments and waste materials. The Campanas made use of small, differently-sized strips of wood, as are produced in abundance in every joinery, for their representative chair. In the Favela, they prove that objects of singular elegance and beauty can even originate from apparent mundane, worthless materials. Over and above this, the Favela casts a new light on the dynamic relationship between a one-off design and a mass-produced product. Although every chair is made from the same material and to an identical construction plan, each finished article still retains its individuality in the detail.

  • Technical Info

    H12.5 x W11.5 x D10.5 cm

    Material: Natural wood.

  • Designer
    Fernando + Humberto Campana
    Born in the province of Sao Paolo in 1961, Fernando Campana studied industrial design at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture after graduating as an architect. Humberto Campana was born in 1953 and followed the same course in industrial design after studying law. From their working studio in Sao Paulo they began to build an international reputation following their exhibition 'The Uncomfortables' that launched in 1989. It was this show that caught the eye of Massimo Morozzi, Art Director for Edra and today one of the Campana's biggest supporters. Since 1994 the Campanas have collaborated with Edra on a collection that is both provocative and fun, as well as highlighting the magic of the handmade and the experimentation of their inventive design studio. Their work is found in the permanent collections of museums around the world, and as well as an ongoing collaboration with Edra, they have worked with Alessi, Vitra, Cappellini and Brazilian shoe maker Melissa.
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  • Delivery

    4-6 weeks

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