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.
Originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1904 for the D. D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York, this iconic chair was an embarkation from his earlier
linear furniture designs due to its round shape.
Original features included a flared backrest, square spindle supports and a cushioned double-sided circular seat.
In 1937, Frank Lloyd Wright re-created the Barrel Chair design in a larger version with other design modifications for the residence of Herbert F. Johnson, known as "Wingspread", to accommodate the expansive rooms and towering ceiling heights.