002 Shaker chair
hardwood such as Maple or Birch and woven tape seat
The Shakers were 19th century America’s communal utopian society.
According to the book Shaker ( Jane Sprigg and David Larkin, 1987 ), ‘.. Shaker chairs were typically light but sturdy’ – they excluded all decorative elements from their furniture, pursuing pure functionality and simplicity.
They were often made for the exact size of Believers, members of the Shaker community.
As a part of their neat and beautifully crafted interior fittings, chairs were hung on the wall pegs when they cleaned the floor.
A flat printed material can be cut out and assembled on your desk top – then you realise there is a small diorama around it. Our mission as curators of the 1:16 mini museum is to deliver this little wonder through a history of chairs and their associated interiors.
It might be difficult to own the real historical chairs – but you can reconstruct a tiny corner of a room and enjoy the history of the chair and interior with this ‘mini museum’!
- 001 Sussex chair
- 002 Shaker chair
- 003 Butterfly chair
- 004 Hill House 1 chair
- 005 Plywood chair
- 006 Mezzadro stool
- 008 Paimio chair
- 009 Thonet 14 Chair
- 010 Well Tempered chair
- 011 Ming Dynasty armchair
- 012 Share Chairs