Lecture by Philipp Thonet, Thonet GmbH, September 16th, 6.30-9.30 pm

— August, 22 2016

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Philipp Thonet is a 5th generation descendant of Michael Thonet, and is actively involved with the company’s business since 1984. Today as sales manager of the United States of America. Since Michael Thonet established his first workshop in in 1819, the name Thonet has always stood for high-quality, innovative and elegant furniture. For the company today, the continuous process of innovation stands in the foreground alongside a focus on tradition and fine craftsmanship. Thonet GmbH has its corporate head offices and production site in Frankenberg/Eder (Germany).

Just like Thonet’s tubular steel icons, the historic bentwood classics are timeless yet contemporary: icons such as the coffeehouse chair 214 and the elegant 209 still enjoy great success today due to their timeless elegance and perfect craftsmanship. The classic collection keeps evolving, take for example the Pure Materials collection, that lends the well-known pieces the individual character like a vintage jacket. The intention is for signs of use to become visible by using materials such as natural wood, striking, grained leather. In addition, Thonet also introduces contemporary bentwood collections that expresses the renowned heritage of Thonet in contemporary form, such as in the bentwood lounge series 2000 that contains a sofa, a lounge chair and an ottoman (Christian Werner, 2015-2016).

At this year’s Salone del Mobile, Thonet introduced the minimalistic side table 1025 by Belgium designer James Van Vossel. Three tapered legs, each placed in a regular 120° in a twist that reveals itself only upon seeing it from different angles.

Since Thonet produces all of the furniture in the company-owned manufacturing facility, following the motto “Individuality is our standard”, custom-tailored solutions are part of everyday life in Frankenberg. Based on their standard solutions, Thonet is able to manufacture individual furniture, custom-tailored to the needs of their clients as regards size and shape of the room and the material and colour concept.

Lecture by Philipp Thonet

16.09, 6.30-9.30 pm

Pro Materia Gallery

Rue Franz Merjay 142

B- 1050 Brussels

During Design September Brussels

RSVP before 12/09/2016 – limited seats

+32 (0)2 7682510 – +31 (0)642 10 81 20

www.promateriagallery.com, www.thonet.de

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Frankenberg, DEU, 05.05.2011: Gebrueder Thonet GmbH - Portraits und Produktion im Werk 1 - Philipp Thonet
Philipp Thonet

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Frankenberg, DEU, 05.05.2011: THONET – Werk 1 Biegerei – Fertigung Bugholzstuhl. [ (c) Herr Mirko Krizanovic / Photojournalist, Roquetteweg 28, 64285 Darmstadt, fon: 0615143883, info@krizanovic.com ; Kto: IBAN: DE67 5085 0150 0002 0136 30, BIC: HELADEF1DAS ; Ust-ID: DE111537803 ; Jegliche Nutzung nur auf Grundlage unserer AGB, gegen Honorar zzgl. gesetzlicher MwSt, vollstaendiger Namensnennung und Zusendung von zwei Belegexemplaren. Berechnungsgrundlage fuer Nutzungshonorar sind die aktuellen Bildhonorare der MFM des BVPA. ; Verwendung des Bildes ausserhalb journalistischer Berichterstattung bedarf besonderer schriftlicher Vereinbarung. For any usage other than editorial, please contact photographer. ; Attention: NO MODEL-RELEASE! ; ArchivNr.: 28540396 ; Keywords: THONET – Werk 1 ; Industrie ; Moebel ; Gebr. Thonet ; Stuehle ; Unternehmen ; Produktion ; Biegerei – Fertigung Bugholzstuhl ] [#0,26,121#]
Photo: Mirko Krizanovic
THONET Studio Frankenberg 03/2016
James Van Vossel

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