Miniatures 3-Benet Skalstol Hans J. Wegner, 1963

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    As part of this commitment, Living Edge is bringing Vitra’s 100 Miniatures Exhibition to Australia in November, providing an opportunity for visitors to see the miniature versions of the world’s most

    famous chairs all in one place. The collection celebrates the last 200 years of chair design, marking pivotal moments in the history of furniture design, and providing insights into history in general. Many of the chairs were revolutionary explorations of material, technology and form, and continue be used in the environments that we create and live in today.

    Vitra’s 100 Miniatures Exhibition will be on show in Australia November 8 to March 26 with exhibitions in Living Edge’s Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth Showrooms.

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    Hans J. Wegner is widely considered to be one of the major innovators of traditional furniture making and the father of Danish Modernism. At the time when he created his 3-Benet Skalstol design, the two-dimensional forming of laminated wood and plywood was no longer a novelty. However, in order to stabilize the legs, in this model Wegner refined the existing technology by dividing the frame of glued laminated wood at the joints in the legs into two separate strands, the angles of which held each other in check. In terms of design and colour, he was strongly influenced here by Japanese tradition. This model only ever existed as a prototype, both with and without upholstery.

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