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Miniature Taliesin West Armchair

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.

    Among Frank Lloyd Wright's numerous seating designs, the Taliesin West Armchair, which exits in four variations, is one of the most unusual as well as one of the most comfortable. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his own residence at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, this unique and ergonomically comfortable upholstered armchair was designed to be fabricated from a single panel of 4 foot x 8 foot laminated plywood. The chair utilizes multiple geometric shapes including trapezoid interior/exterior side panels and 60 degree triangular shapes for the arms and legs.

  • Technical Info

    H13 x W15.5 x D15.5 cm

    Materials: Corpus birch plywood, massive elements maple, textile cover, copper sheet.
    Made in Poland

  • Designer
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959) is one of the most universally acclaimed and admired of all American architects, and his name is known worldwide, to laymen as well as to architects and historians. Yet, unlike other important architects whose reputations rest at least in part on the influence of their work in shaping the architecture of their time, Wright’s buildings and theories seem to have had only a slight impact on the evolution of 20th-century architecture. While the example of his buildings may have nurtured the early development of Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the mature work of these architects seems largely unaffected by Wright. Instead, his work came to be appreciated primarily for its intrinsic artistic qualities, especially those dealing with spatial definition and surface articulation. That his architecture should be so highly regarded for its inherent values is remarkable testimony to the magnitude of his genius.
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  • Delivery

    4-6 weeks

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