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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.
Industrialization, with its new manufacturing techniques and materials began to supplant the traditional turner's and woodcarver's crafts in furniture-making. Long before Michael Thonet's first experiments with bent wood the use of iron had led to important innovations in this field.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel, a Prussian master builder, also used the cast iron process to rationalize furniture production. It was Schinkel's architectural work in particular which earned him the reputation of one of the major exponents of German "classicism", but his work as a furniture designer was also of great significance. His elegant interpretations of the "classics" produced designs of formal austerity for all kinds of different purposes. Schinkel's designs included not only wooden furniture but also, at the beginning of the 19th century, large numbers of iron trestle tables, garden furniture and other items of furniture.
Product ID: 1041805
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