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Vitra’s 100 miniatures exhibition – Thurs 14 Nov

Finding itself for the first time in New Zealand, Kada & CoreNet are hosting Vitra’s 100 miniatures exhibition as it travels across the globe showcasing miniatures of the most iconic chair designs in history.

Vitra’s 100 miniatures exhibition will be showcased in the Saatchi & Saatchi building giving you the chance to marvel at the skill of the unseen craftsmen and women who have been creating these miniature replicas of milestones in furniture design between 1850 and 1990.

The entire collection of the Vitra Design Museum ranks among the most important holdings of furniture design worldwide. It contains some 7000 pieces of furniture, over 1000 lighting objects, and numerous archives, as well as the estates of such designers as Charles and Ray Eames, Verner Panton, and Alexander Girard.  For over two decades, the Vitra Design Museum has been making miniature replicas of milestones in furniture design from its collection.

The Miniatures Collection encapsulates the entire history of industrial furniture design – moving from Historicism and Art Nouveau to the Bauhaus and New Objectivity, from Radical Design and Postmodernism all the way up to the present day. Exactly one sixth the size of the historical originals, the chairs are all true to scale and precisely recreate the smallest details of construction, material and colour. The high standard of authenticity even extends to the natural grain of the wood, the reproduction of screws and the elaborate handicraft techniques involved. This has made the miniatures into popular collector’s items as well as ideal illustrative material for universities, design schools and architects.

If you love great design, you need to visit this exhibition in Auckland.

Thurs 14 Nov – The Vitra 100 Miniatures exhibition at Saatchi and Saatchi from 5.30pm.

RSVP to [email protected] by 5pm Friday, 1 November.

Corrnet full event details click here

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