Armchair, daybed, chaise longue or sofa - a diversity of variations characterize range S 5000. James Irvine has reinterpreted a type of sofa that was already a part of the Thonet programme in the 1930s: the archetype of a minimalist sofa with a bent tubular steel base. A variable range resulted through subtle interventions, based on a simple, intelligent design idea: the "modular principle." Up to four identical upholstery elements are placed on the standard base element as armrests or backrests at the owner's discretion. This idea opens up a broad range of uses and large selection of different versions.
Armchair and two- or three-seat sofas. Base frame and armrest/backrest bracket chrome-plated tubular steel. Simple assembly with Allen key. Backrest elements in two different heights. Covered in leather or fabric, removable.
James Irvine (1958 - 2013) studied at the Royal College of Art. In 1984 he established his own design studio in Milan. In 1988, he lived in Tokyo and worked in Toshiba’s design department. He was a member of the Olivetti Design Studio until 1993, and a partner of Sottsass Associati until 1997. The new Mercedes Benz “city bus” fleet for Hanover was created in 1999. In the interior design and furnishing sector, Cappellini was his first client; today, internationally operating companies such as Arper, B&B Italia, Magis, Muji and Zumtobel are on the list of clients. James Irvine designed numerous products for Thonet ( A 660, A 1660, S 5000, S 123, S 1123) and advised the company from 2007-2011 in the position of art director.» More details
The sensitive selection of the surfaces is decisive for the character of any piece of furniture. Therefore, we offer an almost limitless range of materials, allowing for an individual and special touch for each piece. Create your personal chair or table by choosing from our comprehensive collection of materials for the frame and upholstery. Please note that the materials listed here only represent a small selection of our production possibilities. Our specialist trade partner near you will be happy to offer advice.