One of the biggest challenges facing product designers in coming years will undoubtedly be the question of planned obsolescence. For while we genuinely believe that the majority of designers understand their responsibilities in terms of sustainability and...
|Seat & back
|Seat and backrest: moulded plywood, stained beech
Frame: chrome plated steel tubes
|Function & Properties
|Loadable up to 90 kg
|Wood should never be exposed to excess moisture. To clean gently wipe with a soft cloth and if necessary a mild, neutral detergent.
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|Certificates & Sustainability
|Thonet has declared sustainability to be a corporate principle. The manufacturer continuously optimizes all processes from production/technology, materials management and recyclability to transport routes and constantly pays attention to resource-saving energy and material consumption. Last but not least, social and ethical principles are among the top priorities. Thonet has been awarded the "Green Globe Certificate" for its measures of sustainable and environmentally friendly management - further information can be found here.
More about 'S 43 Klassik', 'S 43 ' in our blog
...Browne - objects such as Mart Stam's S 43 cantilever chair and S 33 cantilever chair or Marcel Breuer's S 285 desk and B 9 stacking tables established themselves as popular classics...
...Thonet S 43 Classic by Mart Stam A further development of Mart Stam's classic cantilever chair design the Thonet S 43 mixes plywood with steel tubing to produce an unmistakable, reduced design that works just as well at a desk as at a dinning table... The S 43 is not only one of the most recognised works of the Bauhaus era, it is also one of the most copied...
Am letzten Sonntag der Sommerferien öffnen jedes Jahr über 35 Produktionen und Industriebetriebe aus der Gegend um Kassel zum "Blauen Montag Sonntag" ihre Türen. Der Name ist vielleicht etwas überambitioniert, aber die Idee dahinter ist gut und in diesem Jahr...
...This week also came the written judgement from Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf in the case of Thonet against an Italian producer of Mart Stam copies, in particular the S 43 cantilever chair... The court decided that being a work of visual art the S 43 is still protected by copyright, and, as such, can only be produced by the licence holder; namely, Thonet...
In the next week or so we will be introducing here some of the new products from Thonet that are now available at smow.com. But before we get that far, a small video below that explains something of the story of Thonet furniture and the production process...