Great! More Stuff To Collect!!!

Even if you are a congenital collector, mid-century Modern furniture can be too expensive (and large). Vitra‘s minature masterpieces–beautiful little replicas of all the Eames-designed chairs and more–are still prohibitive at more than $200 a pop. But this weekend, I found an affordable line of li’l modern gems created by Reac/Japan (the Reina Design Interior Collection) while I was at Giant Robot in the East Village, New York.
    For the space-challenged collector these teeny versions of monumental chairs from the Rietvelt to Le Corbusier to all manner of Eames, from one to three inches high, are, at $9.00 each, the best Modernist bargain in town.
    But if these are still too large for your cramped apartment, there’s always the Eames stamp plate available at better post offices everywhere.

(Note: Eames chair and ottoman sold seperately.)

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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