12/05/2021 - The new furniture collection by Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH (GTV) celebrates the value of the past and the stylistic heritage of the company linked to the introduction of the technique of bent beech-wood.
The new pieces of the 2021 collection are designed by Philippe Nigro
, Fabio Fantolino
, studio Testatonda
and Paola Pastorini, highly distinctive creative designers, different in style and approach, which interpret the archetypes of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna.
At the forefront of the scene, there is once again a partnership with Philippe Nigro, who has designed the new BEAULIEU chair in bent beechwood for GTV, where the curves, assembled like a construction kit, meet to create the back and armrests, making it possible to obtain two types of seat with just a few changes: a chair and a comfortable armchair. For Philippe Nigro, designing a new chair for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna also involves exploring poetic imagery: one that is attributable to the company's ability, for almost 150 years, to transcend time periods with incredible nonchalance. In this project, Philippe Nigro draws on the lightness and sophistication typical of a symbolic place of this period such as Beaulieu, on the Côte d'Azur, from which the chair takes its name.
Among the big news for 2021 is the collaboration with the architect-designer Fabio Fantolino, who, in profound stylistic harmony with the company, has interpreted the archetypes of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna with his rigorous yet poetic touch. The harmonious encounter with the stylistic elements of the past defines the SÄULE table designed by Fantolin a refined expression of the genetic code of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna and its deep vocation for design research. SÄULE, a large rectangular table, available in two sizes, features four turned legs in solid Canaletto walnut and a thick top with solid walnut edging with a glossy hpl laminate top. The curved corners are inspired by the brand's traditional curved lines. Top available in the collection colours: orange, brown and plum red.
Also new is the collaboration with the Testatonda studio, a group of three young designers that the company has decided to focus on. Their aim is to design furniture and objects that combine functionality and sophistication, shaping the present by taking inspiration from the creative, but also repetitive and research work of the artisan world. For GTV, they have designed a screen named FENG, a project that stems from their desire to approach the concept of shibumi, a Japanese word that translates as 'discreet beauty', and which lies at the heart of their design process. A discreet beauty encapsulated in the harmonious design of the contours, in the simplicity of the materials and in the elegance of the details, elements which combine to create an object with a soul that is anything but discreet and capable of asserting itself in any space.
The lacquered wooden posts rest firmly on distinctive brass feet, and the central sail unfolds almost inflated by the wind, challenging the linearity of the design. Hence the choice of a name inspired by the Chinese translation of folding screen 'ping feng', where feng stands for 'wind or breeze'.
Finally, its modularity is particularly interesting. The sails, with two or three modules, extend horizontally and, depending on the composition and direction chosen, are a decorative element capable of creating different geometric effects.
Gebrüder Thonet Vienna also expands the project by the Swedish duo Front, proposing an upholstered version of the COAT RACK BENCH, a coat rack that plays with the company's stylistic hallmarks: curved wood and a contemporary interpretation of a classic piece of furniture. A piece that enhances the entrance area while at the same time capable of casually blending into different areas of the home.
The GTV catalogue is enriched with new home accessories with the AROUND COLORS RUGS COLLECTION carpets designed by Paola Pastorini, a stylist who has been working with the company for several years, handcrafted by CC Tapis. Originating from a careful study of elementary geometric shapes and their juxtaposition, it is freely inspired by early 20th century influences. A chromatic choice capable of softening the rigour of the geometric design, creating a décor that harmoniously delineates the spaces. There are four models designed for GTV, two rectangular, one square and one oval. Each model takes its name from the predominant colour present in the geometry of the carpet, therefore YELLOW, BROWN, PINK and GREY. The carpets are made of wool and silk and are hand-knotted.
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