Living

The flowing ergonomic form and succinctly elaborated details lend visual lightness and cool elegance to the chair S 95. The clear lines and attractive material combinations signalise sportiness. All elements of the chair positively form a cohesive unity. The most striking element of the S 95 is the open backrest as the centre of the design. The upholstery and aluminium swivel cross base reveal references to current automobile design.

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The transition between work and private life is increasingly becoming blurred in terms of both time and location. From the perspective of holistic living, this development offers numerous advantages and a higher quality of life for many people: we are more content when work mixes with family life and leisure. And we reduce travel and gain time when living and work activities overlap.

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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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With the new sideboard product range S 290 Thonet expands its tubular steel programme in the shelf and storage furniture segment. The programme consists of four elements that are offered in two heights and widths. The elements are available individually and, due to the possibility to line them up, as an individually composed sideboard, allowing for many different configurations.

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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 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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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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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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