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DesignFormstelle, 2015

Destined to become a favourite piece to sink into: The distinctive new Thonet lounge chair 808

With the range 808, Munich based design studio Formstelle has created a lounge chair that combines maximum comfort with numerous possibilities for individualisation. The new lounge chair 808 plays with the contrast between a protective shell and an inviting openness, creating a place of retreat and calm. Its distinctive appearance is created through a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic wing chair – the shape suggests an elegant cocoon that embraces the person sitting in the chair and communicates a feeling of security. Another striking characteristic is the comfortable upholstery with its welcoming soft wave effect. This inner cushioned core establishes an intriguing contrast with the angularity of the outer shell. A clever mechanism allows users to individually adjust the position of the chair, while a footstool enhances the range.

 

An upholstery concept that Formstelle has exclusively developed for the lounge chair 808 completes this highly detailed and well-conceived design. The designers have created a distinct fabric for the lounge chair 808 in collaboration with the German textile manufacture Rohi: “Soul” is available in thirteen colours and impresses with a high-quality new woollen yarn and a multidimensional honeycomb structure that lends depth to the fabric. Customers can choose from six different colour worlds, each consisting of material options in leather, fabric and formed fleece, with matching decorative seams.


The swivel frame of the lounge chair 808 is available in a number of different versions (wood with bentwood elements, flat steel or tubular steel in various colours). The mechanism hidden inside the chair enables the variable adjustment of multiple seat and backrest inclinations through to a relaxing fully reclined position.


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Formstelle

Formstelle

Claudia Kleine (born 1974 in Munich) and Jörg Kürschner (born 1969 in Karlsruhe, carpenter and furniture restorer) both graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with degrees in interior design. In 2001, they founded the office Formstelle in Munich, which undertakes design tasks in the fields of product design, interior design and corporate identity. The overarching spatial and substantial contexts play an important role for the design duo. Product design goes hand in hand with comprehensive research and material experiments. Paying special attention to production methods and accompanying products through the entire design process are an essential element of the work. Formstelle develops innovative solutions with a high standard of conceptual, technological and design quality.

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Colour world "URBAN"

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Cushion
Shell
  • Leather Linea 623
  • Nubuck leather 10
  • Formable fleece
  • Leather Linea 623
  • Nubuck leather 10
  • Rohi Novum pear
  • Rohi Credo anthrazit
  • Rohi Soul 157 urban
  • Rohi Novum pear
  • Rohi Credo anthrazit
  • Rohi Soul 157 urban
Frame
  • Stainless steel
  • Wood with bent parts: walnut
  • Wood with bent parts: oak
  • Tubular steel chrome-plated or lacquered (Mustard Yellow)

Colour world "AIR"

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Cushion
Shell
  • Leather Linea 659
  • Nubuck leather 9
  • Formable fleece
  • Leather Linea 659
  • Nubuck leather 9
  • Rohi Novum flamingo
  • Rohi Credo rosewood
  • Rohi Soul 158 air
  • Rohi Novum flamingo
  • Rohi Credo rosewood
  • Rohi Soul 158 air
Frame
  • Stainless steel
  • Wood with bent parts: walnut
  • Wood with bent parts: oak
  • Tubular steel chrome-plated or lacquered (Chocolate Brown)

Colour world "GREY"

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Cushion
Shell
  • Leather Linea 647
  • Leather Linea 623
  • Nappa leather 500
  • Formable fleece
  • Leather Linea 647
  • Leather Linea 623
  • Nappa leather 500
  • Rohi Soul 160 angora
  • Rohi Soul 153 anthrazit
  • Rohi Soul 1650 black
  • Rohi Soul 167 cocos
  • Rohi Soul 160 angora
  • Rohi Soul 153 anthrazit
  • Rohi Soul 1650 black
  • Rohi Soul 167 cocos
  • Rohi Soul 152 graphit
  • Rohi Soul 151 pepper
  • Rohi Soul 149 stone
  • Rohi Soul 155 warmgrey
  • Rohi Soul 152 graphit
  • Rohi Soul 151 pepper
  • Rohi Soul 149 stone
  • Rohi Soul 155 warmgrey
Frame
  • Stainless steel
  • Wood with bent parts: walnut
  • Wood with bent parts: oak
  • Tubular steel chrome-plated or lacquered (Black or White)

Colour world "ISLAND"

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Cushion
Shell
  • Leather Linea 630
  • Nappaleder 2001
  • Formable fleece
  • Leather Linea 630
  • Nappaleder 2001
  • Rohi Novum plaza
  • Rohi Credo stone
  • Rohi Soul 154 island
  • Rohi Novum plaza
  • Rohi Credo stone
  • Rohi Soul 154 island
Frame
  • Stainless steel
  • Wood with bent parts: walnut
  • Wood with bent parts: oak
  • Tubular steel chrome-plated or lacquered (Warm Grey)

Colour world "TROPIC"

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Cushion
Shell
  • Leather Linea 617
  • Nubuck leather 2
  • Formable fleece
  • Leather Linea 617
  • Nubuck leather 2
  • Rohi Novum sunset
  • Rohi Credo cassis
  • Rohi Soul 159 tropic
  • Rohi Novum sunset
  • Rohi Credo cassis
  • Rohi Soul 159 tropic
Frame
  • Stainless steel
  • Wood with bent parts: walnut
  • Wood with bent parts: oak
  • Tubular steel chrome-plated or lacquered (Tomato Red)

Colour world "UNDER"

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Cushion
Shell
  • Leather Linea 641
  • Nubuck leather 8
  • Formable fleece
  • Leather Linea 641
  • Nubuck leather 8
  • Rohi Novum delphi
  • Rohi Credo paradise
  • Rohi Soul 156 under
  • Rohi Novum delphi
  • Rohi Credo paradise
  • Rohi Soul 156 under
Frame
  • Stainless steel
  • Wood with bent parts: walnut
  • Wood with bent parts: oak
  • Tubular steel chrome-plated or lacquered (Green Grey)

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