The two new versions have a striking frame made of elegant black chrome. The ergonomically shaped seat shell is covered with a soft, white fabric by Rohi in the first version. For the second version, Thonet has applied the new Pure Materials leather option “Olive Galicia”, which not only lends a distinctive look to the chair but also an appealing haptic experience. The high quality leather with a natural grain in dark brown is sustainably tanned with olive leaf extracts. Further extra details in the limited edition are the armrests covered with fabric or leather, and a striking cushion made of Casamance fabric. Thanks to its colourful patterns, the cushion sets a refreshing contrast to the simple monochrome chair covers.
The original design of rocking chair S 826 from the year 1971 goes back to architect and designer Ulrich Böhme. He took the traditional rocking chair no. 1 as a model: “I put our old Thonet bentwood rocking chair aside and traced the outlines, sought the radii and centres of the circles for the individual curves, which led to finding the construction sketch for the tubular steel frame. The prototype was right: functional, aesthetic and static. The sketch did not need any corrections – in no small part due to the superiority of the model,” says Böhme.