Berlin-based creative partnership Julia LÃ¤ufer and Marcus Keichel have teamed up with Thonet for the first time to create the 330 chair and 1330 table, two pieces inspired by the spare and timeless furnishings that characterize creative spaces like modern theater sets, literary cafes, or artists' studios.
Designed for private or contract environments, the 330 and 1330 launched at Orgatec 2012
Though made entirely of wood, the 330 chair is designed with ergonomic comfort in mind. Its curved plywood backrest and seat contrast with the straight lines of solid beech legs. Available with or without armrests, also in beech, the stackable chairs come in natural and stained finishes.
"In spaces devoted to culture, material things retreat into the background," says Marcus Keichel. "In this series, nothing needs to be added and nothing must be taken away."
The 1330 table works with the same cues; a beveled-edge veneered tabletop sits atop a frame that bows inward along its front edge and gently tapering and slightly splayed solid beech legs.
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About the Manufacturer: Today, in addition to continuing with the manufacture of many of the tubular steel and bentwood classics, Thonet, in their long established tradition of innovation and design quality, introduces products by renowned contemporary architects and designers such as Claudio Bellini, Stefan Diez, Naoto Fukasawa, Hadi Teherani, James Irvine, Glen Oliver LÃ¶w, Lepper, Schmidt, and Sommerlade. This family enterprise is managed by the 5th-generation of Thonets and has its corporate headquarters and production facility in Frankenberg, Germany.