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Miniature Lockheed Lounge 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.

    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 Recamier. »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 aluminium 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.

  • Technical Info

    H14.7 x W10.5 x D27.5 cm

    Materials: Fiberglass, rubber, riveted sheet aluminium.

  • Designer
    Marc Newson

    The London-based, Australian-born Marc Newson (born 1963) is one of his generation’s internationally most acclaimed designers. His design language is exquisite, bold and progressive. He has designed everything from vehicles and furniture to utility articles and luxury items. His clients include Swatch, Vitra, Nike, Smeg and Muji. Newson’s work has been acquired by many internationally renowned collections, including the New York MoMA, the Design Museum of London, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Centre Pompidou and Vitra Design Museum.

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  • Delivery

    4-6 weeks

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