Impossibly small and intricate—and often startlingly expensive—miniatures serve no practical function beyond the feat of their tiny, minutely detailed existence. Yet they remain pleasing objets d’art for professional collectors and dabblers alike, markets to which the Vitra Design Museum has been uniquely attuned. The museum is renowned for its iconic chair collection and offers a trip through seating history, from Michael Thonet to Arne Jacobsen and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. For more than two decades Vitra has been producing replicas at exactly one-sixth of the original size so that connoisseurs can curate their own mini home seating displays. Among the models are Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair (top), designed in 1925, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Chair (middle), first produced in 1946, and Grete Jalk’s 1963 GJ Bow Chair (bottom). TwitterFacebookPinterest This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Design Interiors Issue 48 At Work With: Studio Utte A visit to the small, sophisticated Milanese studio of Patrizio Gola & Guglielmo Giagnotti. Design Issue 48 Off to Sea with Cyrill Gutsch Meet the self-appointed design ambassador for the oceans. Design Partnerships Issue 48 Delayed Gratification In partnership with Fritz Hansen, Kinfolk unearths the long history of a new classic. Design Fashion Issue 47 Hot Desk The many faces of a multifunctional workstation. Design Issue 45 Mac Collins Four questions for an emerging designer. Design Inside Looking Out A rewilding of interior design in the heart of Milan.