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Subtle yet Distinctive: The New 190 / 1190 Chair and Table Series

Design: Lievore Altherr Molina, 2011/2012


The Barcelona-based design trio of Lievore Altherr Molina has designed a new chair and table series for living and dining interiors under the Thonet label. The 190 chair and the 1190 table were launched at this year's Milan furniture fair. The design is characterized by the tapered wooden legs that lend a dynamic lightness to the classic concept, giving it a young and informal look.


The designers stay true to the timeless Thonet style by endowing the 190 series with a subtle distinctiveness. Lievore Altherr Molina have created a design of distinctive elegance in line with the tradition of the family-owned Thonet company: "Wood and upholstery project both warmth and lightness. The design is a modern archetype", says Jeannette Altherr.


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The 190 Chair Series


The 190 chair series is available with and without armrests. The armrests mirror the shape of the legs, which are set at an angle, thus creating a homogenous look. The rounded shape of the legs, with the rear legs being integrated into the continuous backrest, creates an altogether harmonious impression. The wooden parts are available in either oak or walnut with an oiled finish that creates a soft and pleasant feel. The upholstered chair comes with either leather or textile covers, featuring an extra comfortable padding.


The 1190 Table Series


Tapered legs and an overall harmonious design language are the two distinctive features repeated in the table design. The slender tabletop seems to transition seamlessly into the angled legs. The edges of the three-layer, solid-wood tabletop are beveled. A cast aluminium ferrule is integrated into the top end of each leg, creating a fascinating contrast to the wood. The table and chair series is ideal for use in both private and contract interiors.


 Lievore Altherr Molina

The designers Alberto Lievore, Jeanette Altherr and Manel Molina joined forces in 1991 to open the Studio Lievore Altherr Molina. Since its inception, the studio has focused on product and interior design, with the objective of creating individual designs. It has received numerous international awards, including the 1999 Spanish National Design Award. Products and projects by the three designers feature regularly in renowned international design magazines and all three also regularly teach at Spanish universities.

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