For over two decades, the Vitra Design Museum has been making miniature replicas of milestones in furniture design from its collection. 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 color. 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.
The miniature version of the Lounge Chair is a faithful copy and consists of curved plywood, cast aluminium and a leather cushion. Because of the faithfulness the miniatures from Vitra are not only valuable collectors' objects but also the ideal illustrative materials for universities, design colleges and architects.