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Chair 1O7

    

Bistro chair for Thonet / 2O11

For Corso Bastille, Mr Costes asked me to customise a nº 14 Thonet chair. Rather than come up with yet another designer‘s commentary on this iconic piece of furniture, I decided I‘d rather create a new chair. Designing a new bistro chair for Thonet is a tough call. My starting point was the fact that chair 214 (historically named "Nº 14") is now rather expensive, which represents a break with Thonet‘s history as the company is renowned for being the first to have achieved worldwide distribution for their furniture thanks to an ingenious dismountable design. Even now, after 40 million chairs have been sold, the back section is still made in a rather traditional way. With chair 107, I focused on a new design for that section, which is now produced using an almost totally automated process..

Commissioned by:
Thonet

See also:

Corso

Photos:
Charles Negre: 1
Studio RS: illustration
Constantin Meyer: 3-5

Chair 1O7
Chair 1O7
Chair 1O7
Thonet Photos in Frankenberg am 14.07.2011
Thonet Photos in Frankenberg am 14.07.2011

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