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October 2014

Premiere for colours: new colour concept for chair programmes S 160, S 170 and S 180

In time for the Orgatec trade fair, Thonet’s popular chair families S 160, S 170 and S 180 are sporting a new look: the plastic shells of the chair series for open-plan seating are now offered in an exciting and ingeniously interacting colour spectrum that span the spectrum between red and blue: eight shades were selected that can be arbitrarily combined and always form a harmonious unity. The Frankenberg based company thus establishes a unique and new concept in the market for creative furnishing in the contract segment.


For architects and planners, the new colour spectrum opens up entirely new possibilities for individualised design of conference rooms, cafeterias or other event venues: it allows for the creation of entirely calm or suspenseful and dynamic looks depending on the choice of the colour arrangement. For example, the gradient from light to dark colours within one hue provides a rather dignified spatial atmosphere. Different combinations of four or more colours would match a more modern interior design theme. Changing gradients or interchanging colour fields can be set up, and the design of each room can always be altered. 


New variety for contract seating

For the special demands of open-plan seating, with this concept Thonet offers a colour palette that has an effect without being “too colourful”. For the offered spectrum from red to blue, the colour collection of RAL Gmbh, RAL Design, was used: the eight colours were selected from a total of 1,625 possible hues. To facilitate the selection, Thonet offers its customers assistance through individual colour consultation. In addition, it is possible to get individual colours combined upon request.


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