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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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Four months ago I put some little Integra chairs by Sebel on CW.
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/55490-integra-side-chair-miniatures
A few weeks later I sighted these at the Surry Hills monthly market and couldn't resist them! The colours were so bright!

"They are great little toys in themselves. They are also great little stackers and can be easily stored. As an ex-school teacher I remember these stackers as an alternative to the Robin Day stackers (Hille Polypropylene Chair) that were ubiquitous in school halls and classrooms in the seventies and eighties.

They are miniatures of a well-known Australian design."

"Postura Chair

The most popular school chair on the market.

Designed to promote good posture and provide exceptional comfort even during extended periods of sitting backwards or forwards. Lightweight with excellent stability and durability, will not twist or distort. This versatile one-piece injection moulded high impact polypropylene chair includes anti-static additives, stain resistant and UV protective inclusions and is engineered to withstand the rigours of constant commercial use."

The chair is a development of the Sebel 'Integra' chair. It was disputably the first mono-bloc plastic chair. Joe Colombo in 1965 created the first plastic chair in 5 pieces, Vico Magistretti's Selene was in fiberglass-reinforced polyester. Verner Panton' s eponymous chair did not go into production until 1973 when this Integra hit the market as well.

Designed by Sebel Ltd and Charles Furey & Associates, 1973, made by Sebel Ltd, Australia, 1973-1986, Development also involved moulders Elmaco Pty Ltd and toolmakers Shelton Industries Ltd. It is still sold around the world."

Dimensions:
High:10cm or 4 inches
Wide: 7cm or 2.8 inches
Deep: 6.5 cm or 2.5 inches.

These days there are many miniature chairs of design classics available in the Vitra Miniature Collection:
http://miniaturechairs.com/MiniatureChairs/designers.asp

But miniature furniture is not exactly a new science either, I suppose. The English have their "Apprentice Pieces" and there was always a market for Doll's House Furniture pieces too.

• One piece fully injection moulded from tough, hard wearing polypropylene with reinforced ribbing to provide structural strength and controlled flexing while ensuring superior comfort.
• High-tech polypropylene contains anti static and UV stabilisers.
• Stain resistant.
• Smooth ungrained surface enhances appearance and allows for low maintenance easy cleaning.
• Lightweight, easy to handle yet strong.
• Chairs can be stacked for easy storage. Linking armrests enable sturdy, stable rows to be quickly and easily assembled.

Comments

  1. inky inky, 2 years ago
    These made me smile when I saw them... gorgeous colours, love them!....:-)
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    I love love love these! How whimsacal of you V! Hidden depths!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Amber, lisa, inky and Sean too!
    Depths?
    Hmm.
    In the depths of sleep last night I pulled some back muscle tossing and turning.
    Posture was certainly on my mind this morning!
    I thought I'd brighten up my day with these 'gay' little chairs.
    Whimsy and Wise?

  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks austro!
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    I think I missed a step in this conversation.
    So if you have a pulled back, I hope you feel better and you need to take yoga.
    If there are a bunch of hidden messages...they passed me by.
    Still think the chairs are fab
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Yoga is probably necessary.
    The chairs were a distraction.
    Thanks again Amber.
    I feel better hearing from you!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks musikchoo!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Hedgewalker!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks jojomang!
  10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    You must be kidding!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    No, Nope! Not at all!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Hunter!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Phil!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Tonino!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks, Doctor Meow Fluffy!
  18. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    You have an amazing collection... I love just about everything you have posted.
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Thanks muchly! There's so many posts! A lot of it is no longer seen!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks MANIKIN!
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks GEO26E!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks NADIA!
  23. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 11 months ago
    So, when do I get to call you by your first name?
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Kevin, Kev, Bulldog! V.
    You choose.
  25. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 11 months ago
    Awww... Yeay...
  26. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    I want the grown-up size :-)
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    many thanks AIMATHENA!
    Not sure of availability over your way!
  28. Aimathena, 7 months ago
    LoL Vet xoxo
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    Many thanks VANSKYCOCK!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 months ago
    Many thanks NUTSABOTAS 'n BELLIN too!

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