...And also reawaken an interest in furniture design: Stam and Bruchhäuser agreeing a never realised cooperation, while in 1979 Thonet released with Stam's S 67 a reworking of Marcel Breuer's S 64, and also developing a prototype for a cantilever wingbacked armchair... The S 67 F is on page 213, but also appears to be the similar to a proposals for TECTA (page210/211) and also a 1938/39 chair for Thonet (page 143) Essentially Stam takes Breuer's single piece chair and separates it into frame and armrest segments, and that, arguably, not particularly elegantly, the vertical tubes behind the backrest tending to stand there a bit lost...
118 / 118 Mby Sebastian Herkner, 2018 — from 382,12 €
|Product type||Dining chair|
|Weight||118 with wicker seat: 4 kg
118 M with moulded wooden seat: 4,3 kg
|Material||Frame: solid beech, stained or glazed
Seat: wicker with plastic backing or moulded wood
|Variants||Also available as 118 High Gloss with high gloss colours|
|Care||Click for more information (ca. 0,7 MB).
|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 details can be found here.|
|Datasheet||Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,7 MB).
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