The new products presented in 2018 enrich Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH (GTV) collection with new and creative interpretations, reconfirming the company’s dedication to design research. New fascinating chapters are enhancing with a contemporary touch the history of the brand, the first to mark the passage from artisanal workmanship to industrial production.
Expressions of the most cutting-edge design language, the latest designs by GTV are the results of a collaboration with some of the most sought-after international talents on the design scene. The various designers carried out a personal reinterpretation of the brand’s most iconic pieces: designs characterized by contemporary lines and forms expanding and completing GTV’s collection thanks to a refined stylistic vision.
The brand’s meticulous research finds its full expression in the projects proposed by Cristina Celestino and Chiara Andreatti, who designed respectively the CARYLLON tables and the LOÏE lounge chair. A story of feminine grace using two distinctively different design approaches that give life to fascinating reinterpretations of the brand’s consolidated manufacturing culture, where the wood-curving techniques, GTV signature element, remain the key protagonist.
The leitmotiv of the CARYLLON collection stated in the rectangular dining table, in the original flower-shaped low table, which comes in two different heights, is the structure in square sections of wood, which creates a harmonious contrast with the ornate tops inspired by straw marquetry, a sophisticated artisanal inlaid technique created using strips of tinted straw in typical Art Deco hues. Classic decor that makes way for meticulous geometrical patterns created using traditional cabinetmaking techniques, that are repeated across each module in a surprising colour palette.
LOÏE, a lounge chair with gentle curves, unites comfort with refinement. An elegant exercise in manufacturing techniques, the design is the perfect fusion of tradition and modernity, highlighted by a harmonious combination of materials, like wood, woven cane and metal. A distinctive element is the enveloping back with an oval frame in steam-curved, pressed solid ash, with sophisticated double-spoke accents in a walnut tint or opaque black varnish with a natural grain finish.
The ongoing collaborations with the Italo-Danish duo GamFratesi resulted in a new modular sofa for the iconic TARGA upholstery collection, which also comes in a corner version: beside the corner unit, three one-metre long elements – central, right and left – to satisfy every interior design need. All the traditional elements of the brand have been brought together, like the curved beechwood structure that supports the large seat cushions and the upholstered back, offset by a caned border with an ellipsoidal element, which is the inspiration for the name of the project.
Philippe Nigro designed the new PROMENADE lounge chair, with its powerful decorative language, the piece is inspired by minimalism and the attention to detail of the Viennese Secession movement of the last century. A new concept in softness for refined living spaces.
The Argentinian designer Cristian Mohaded, who has created the new WIENER BOX collection of tables, a furniture proposal with an austere design, inspired by the pure and essential lines of the light metal structure, creating a sort of suspended box offset by Vienna straw side panels set in a wooden frame as the lacquered tops. WIENER BOX is available in a cubic and rectangular version.
To celebrate 100 years from Otto Wagner’ s passing, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna reinterprets for Salone del Mobile 2018 POSTSPARKASSE armchair by Otto Wagner. The new special edition is characterized by the details in copper and upholstery from the Maharam collection with a decoration by Josef Hoffman, Otto Wagner’ s scholar, among the Viennese Secession founders.