Living

The Bauhaus can be described as the cradle of modern tubular steel furniture because in the 1920s some of the most important designers experimented with the innovative, flexible tubular steel there - among them Dutch architect Mart Stam.

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Jettison the ballast and focus only on the truly important things: with his choice of minimalist furnishing, a Berliner in Düsseldorf has realised his dream of creating an uncomplicated living space. Inspired by the idea of gaining more freedom through less property, the design aficionado has assembled a condensed household in a space of just 49.8 square meters, where he is now spending the third phase of his life.

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A favorite jacket, leather tote, or a much-used piece of furniture… We love the objects in our environment that adjust to intensive use and upon which we leave our traces. They are personal and unmistakable – simply unique. This is one idea behind the term "Pure Materials." The intention is for signs of use to become visible and provide each piece of furniture with an unmistakable identity.

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In various versions and with optional accessories the graceful desk S 1200 becomes a personalized piece of furniture and makes working an experience. The Thonet Design Team was inspired by the company’s collection of classical tubular steel furniture for this design. The decisive advantage of the S 1200 is its compact dimensions due to which it can be integrated in the smallest living space. A well-conceived tubular steel frame forms the basis of the S 1200; its slanted design makes getting up easy even in the narrowest of hallways and niches.

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Shelf system 7000 has a basic grid of 140, 120 or 80 cm width, 10, 20, 30 or 40 cm height, and is 40 cm deep. It can be assembled without tools and extended or changed in its dimensions with additional elements. Various surfaces offer a broad spectrum of uses from the living to the contract segment. The contrast between the 4 cm thick shelves and the clear, reduced metal support structure is aesthetically attractive. Aluminum support structure high-gloss polished, chrome-plated matte or powder-coated black or white.

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The Barcelona based design trio Lievore Altherr Molina has designed a new chair and table program for Thonet for the living and dining segment. The chair 190 and the table 1190 are characterized by the conical wooden chair and table legs that taper towards the top and provide the classic concept with a dynamic lightness. A young, informal look thus becomes the trademark of the program.

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Berlin-based industrial designers Julia Läufer and Marcus Keichel recently received the commission to design the 330 product family for internationally renowned furniture maker Thonet. The ambience of artists' studios, theatre stages and literary cafés provided the inspiration behind this new chair and table series: spaces where idealistic values play the main role and where usually only a few simple and beautiful objects are on display.

 

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The former home of the Thonet brothers, Claus, Peter and Philipp,

a period, half-timbered house built in 1889, has been turned into an elegant, modern showroom. Classic as well as new bentwood and tubular-steel furniture is presented over two floors. The showroom gives visitors a vivid impression of possible interior design concepts, at a site that represents authentic Thonet living. The new showroom is open daily to both the general public and trade visitors. In addition to the Thonet Museum and the Thonet Outlet, the town of Frankenberg will now have a further attraction for design aficionados.

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For almost two centuries Thonet has been producing furniture for the residential and contract sectors: design icons made of bentwood and tubular steel as well as contemporary pieces of furniture designed by renowned international and national designers are produced in the Frankenberg facility with a passion for the materials and unique precision. The combination of cutting-edge production technologies and traditional craftsmanship has made Thonet one of the most successful furniture companies worldwide.

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Thonet combines past and future in the here and now – with classics and innovations that are presented with frames lacquered in colors: red, white, black, chocolate brown, warm gray, gray-green and mustard yellow are the colors, in which the Mart Stam classic S 43, the lounge chair S 411, the Pure Materials versions of Marcel Breuer’s chairs S 32 and S 43, the side table series B 9 and B 97 as well as the new desk S 1200 will be available.

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