Thonet Opens First Concept Gallery in Belgium
In March, the first Thonet Showroom in Belgium will open its doors in the centre of Antwerp: in 200 m² of ground floor space the traditional company from Frankenberg will present a broad spectrum of Thonet furniture from the residential and working segments, including the new products introduced at this year’s imm cologne. In collaboration with the companies Senso, Modular and Niko, which will also be presenting their products at the Concept Gallery, a showroom concept was developed that places the products of all parties involved in the spotlight in an inspiring way. The official opening celebration takes place on 17 March from 7–19 p.m. A press preview will take place on 14 March from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contemporary Thonet products intermingle with timeless classics in the showroom: the new products introduced in Cologne in January, including the bentwood table 1060 by Jorre van Ast, programme range 860 with its new additions, a rocking chair and a two-seater bench, and the new “Thonet All Seasons” outdoor collection. The most recent designs such as the KUULA lamp, the bentwood sofa 2002 and the lounge chair 808 are also an integral part of the collection in Antwerp. The exhibition is rounded off with a selection of bentwood icons and tubular steel classics from the Bauhaus era: the cantilever chairs S 43 by Mart Stam and the S 533 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe alongside the world-famous Vienna Coffee House Chair 214 – in the “Pure Materials” edition – offer insights into the company’s history spanning almost 200 years.
The Concept Gallery offers architects and dealers as well as end consumers both an overview of Thonet’s diversified product portfolio and active consulting about the company’s furniture and services. The Belgium trade partners are actively involved in the sales process of the Concept Gallery: for example, the financial and logistics management of the new orders received at the new Thonet Showroom is handled by the specialist trade partners.
Press preview for the new Concept Gallery Antwerp
Monday, 14 March 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Official opening celebration
Thursday, 17 March 2016, 7–10 p.m.
Concept Gallery Antwerp
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