I first visited the IMM fair in Cologne during a press trip in 2015 organised by a Dutch PR agency in collaboration with Thonet. This year I was asked by IMM to design my own trend stand at the fair and just only saw the stands of the brands I worked with, including Thonet who borrowed me their side table 1025 by James Van Vossel.
Thonet presented their new table range S1090 with benches at this years fair. Designer Randolf Schott was inspired by classic refectory tables that have their origin in the dining halls of monasteries. The design of the optional leg traverse with bentwood elements is a reference to the Thonet tradition. I got a great insight in this technic during a Thonet factory tour in 2015.
Both the seat elements and table are made of solid wood in ash or oak with a frame of bent flat bar steel. The angled back of the bench S 1094 without backrest provides a secure hold. Various types of leather and cover fabrics from the Thonet portfolio are available for the fully upholstered version of the benches. More info on the S1090 range can be found at the Thonet site.
Are you coming to Milan next month, find Thonet at Hal 5, stand E06.