Milan 2019 – Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH launches 7 new furnitures pieces by a stellar line up of designers. Each of the new designs uses contemporary spirit to celebrate the traditions and stylistic heritage of GTV, a brand which has managed to transform bent beech- wood craftsmanship into industrial design.
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The N.200 lounge chair by Michael Anastassiades celebrates the 200th anniversary of the opening of the very first joinery workshop, launched by Michael Thonet in Boppard in 1819. Bent beech-wood and woven cane interweave to create a BauHaus-ish design.
The black lacquered or natural stained wooden structure features curving that creates the armrests and feet with apparent simplicity, while the seat and backrest in woven cane contribute to the overall feeling of lightness.
Architecture firm storagemilano has created the OTTOW headboard, featuring a bent beech-wood structure with square cross-sections. Available in the painted black and natural finishes, it takes on a classic decorative style creating a wood-panelling effect on the wall thrsough a combination of different materials. The name OTTOW is a tribute to Otto Wagner and his iconic 1906 Postsparkasse collection for GTV.
Chiara Andreatti has drawn on the decorative forms of the Belle Époque for her YVETTE headboard, which combines subtle femininity with a bold creative spark. Curved profiling in black lacquered or natural stained wood and a black metal tubular frame create a delicate pattern on the wall. The upholstered central panel brings softness to the design.
The designer has also create the SUZENNE lounge chair featuring a sleek structure in bent beech-wood. A bent beech-wood frame contours straight and curved lines securing the backrest in woven cane. The cushions on the seat and backrest are soft and cosy, springing forth like a flower from the stem.
Stockholm-based studio GamFratesi has designed the RUE headboard and the MOS bench. Understated yet generous in its rounded forms, RUE makes use of different thicknesses to create a carefully calibrated arrangement of overlapping elements.
MOS is an elliptical-shaped bench and a container with an open shelf for the bedroom and the living room. The structure is made from bent beech-wood, black lacquered or natural stained, while the bench surface is in open-pore painted ash, with a full-length upholstered cushion.
All photos: courtesy of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH.