Thonet, Pure Materials
Thonet, Pure Materials

 

Favourite pieces

A favourite 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. Natural wood, striking, grained leather and an especially careful handling of the materials characterise this fine and especially sustainable product line. Over the course of time and with use, a natural patina develops, providing each piece of furniture with a unique look.

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Wood

We exclusively use solid wood from sustained forestry (FSC and PFSC): ash, oak and walnut. The surfaces are oiled and therefore clearly display their grain. Places that are touched more frequently become smoother over the course of time. We use a special oil based on a linseed oil compound to protect the wood and for surface treatment. It has no solvents or toxic substances. A new coat of oil can be applied to the wood if needed. 

 

The finest domestic ash wood is used for our “Pure Materials” bentwood classics. This wood, in addition to beech, is well-suited for the traditional production method of bending wood with the help of steam. Ash is a very solid and elastic wood with a characteristic open-porous structure. The material is treated only slightly, enabling the haptic experience of the grain as a living surface. The bentwood chairs are offered in two versions: slightly oiled or dark-stained and refined with natural wood lacquer. 

Thonet, Pure Materials
Thonet, Pure Materials
Thonet, Pure Materials

 

Net weave

For covering the classic chair’s seat and backrest, we also use a plastic net weave. It is tear proof, colourfast, easy to care for and extremely durable and hence predestined for Pure Materials. It is an imbued monofilament polyester weave, which consists of approximately 30 % recycled material and can be completely recycled after decades of use.

 

 

 

Leather

We offer various types of leather for our Pure Materials collection that differ in thickness and structure. In addition to the high-quality fully scarred nubuck leather we also offer natural napa leather in several colours. The leather “Olive Galicia” is a vegetable-tanned type of leather with a unique feel. The collection also includes a full-grain bend type of leather and open-porous buffalo leather. Neither is corrected, embossed or lacquered. All of the skins come from Europe and are tanned in an environmentally friendly way. All leathers of the Pure Materials series react to touch with characteristic traces of use, developing an individual look over the course of time. Robust seams guarantee a high robustness and durability of the covers, which form slight folds after a short period of time, providing the leather with a unique appearance. 

 

The “Pure Materials” cover leathers are natural products. We would like to point out to you that irregularities in colour or structure may occur; they are quality characteristics that display the basic features of real and high-quality leather and assure an individual and exclusive look. Colour and structure irregularities are not unwanted faults or imperfections and therefore no reason for complaints.

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Sustainability

For “Pure Materials” we exclusively use materials that guarantee a careful handling of nature: the solid wood parts are untreated and only oiled, making the wood grain tangible. We use striking, scarred leather that is tanned in an environmentally friendly way and especially durable. The robust seams guarantee durability.

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