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Miniature Landi 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 Landi Chair was originally designed for the Swiss regional exhibition (commonly known as the 'Landi') of 1939. Coray's design meets the requirements of an outdoor chair: it is light, comfortable, weather-proof and can be stacked vertically – it is easy to transport and store and can be used in a wide open space. The choice of material for the Landi Chair was aluminium, one of the most important Swiss exports in the 1930s. The curved, slightly elastic seat-pan consists of sheet aluminium, and the lower frame and armrests are made of aluminium sections. The seat-pan acquires its shape in several processing stages in a drawing press. The surface is anodized, hardening the aluminium and protecting against corrosion. The characteristic perforation gave the chair visual and physical lightness in addition to enhanced rigidity. Originally designed as a weather-resistant outdoor chair, this design classic has long been popular in indoor environments too.

  • Technical Info

    H12.5 x W9.0 x D10.0 cm

    Materials: Sheet aluminium, synthetic sliders.

  • Designer
    Hans Coray
    After studies at Zurich University, Hans Coray (Switzerland, 1906-1991) began his career as a figurative artist. He is best known, however, for his design of the Landi chair, which was exhibited at the Swiss National Exhibition of 1939. His other furniture designs include upholstered and wire seating as well as aluminium chairs and tables for the Wohnbedarf store in the 1950s.
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  • Delivery

    4-6 weeks

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