Living Edge is committed to original and genuine design, offering furniture by the most world-renowned designers and manufacturers..
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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Designed by Grete Jalk (1920-2006) in 1963, the Laminated Chair is regarded today as the Danish designer’s best-known work. The chair, for which Jalk also created a companion side table, was realised in collaboration with the cabinetmaker Poul Jeppesen. Although it won first prize in a competition organised by the British newspaper Daily Mail during the year of its inception, the chair never went into industrial production. Probably only a few pieces from the original series of approximately 300 still exist today. This explains the extremely high prices that have been paid for this model at international auctions in recent years. The expressive sculptural form of the chair, composed of two similarly shaped pieces of moulded plywood, marks a late highlight in the engagement of prominent designers with this material, which had commenced in the 1930s.