A perfect duo for the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus: Thonet presents reinterpretations of chair S 533 F by Besau Marguerre
The Bauhaus turns 100 – and Thonet will also celebrate the occasion with a limited anniversary edition of the famous cantilever chair S 533 F by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The successful Hamburg based design duo Besau Marguerre developed two new versions of the S 533 F with armrests: subtly coordinated, sensual colours and materials bring the iconic tubular steel chair into our present time. The two new versions of the anniversary edition – one with a frame in pearl gloss chrome and anthracite leather, the other in champagne chrome with leather in soft rose – combine the objectivity of the Bauhaus with a warm, haptic look and feel.
“The intentional restraint in the use of materials, the elegance of the lines and transparency in effect as the characteristics of the S 533 tempted us to pick up Mies van der Rohe’s motto ‘less is more’ and to establish a contrast between the objectivity and softness,” Eva Marguerre describes the approach she and Marcel Besau took. For their reinterpretation of the S 533 F, which will be available starting September 2018 in a limited edition of 100 copies each in grey and rose, they banked on warm colours and materials. The result is two complementary versions that add to each other and, at the same time, set highlights as solitary pieces.