Range 118 H - Thonet - Chairs, Armchairs, Sofas, Classics, Tables, designer furniture
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118 H

DesignSebastian Herkner, 2019

Minimalistic and honest, at the same time elegant and filigree

Minimalistic and honest, at the same time elegant and filigree: barstool 118 H is a classic wooden barstool that adds subtle elegance to any bar or restaurant. The principle of reducing a chair to the fewest elements possible was introduced by Michael Thonet in the mid-19th century. Chair programme 118 is a further development that considers the company’s heritage and goes one step further.

 

Sebastian Herkner added sophisticated details, which make the design less dominant yet even nobler. The shape of the chair’s legs is another special feature: they’re rounded on the back, and slight edges on the front create a certain break, which alludes to the horseshoe shape of the seating surface. The bent seat frame and the hand crafted seat covered with wicker cane refer to the original archetype of a Thonet chair, no. 214.


Frame solid wood, moulded plywood stained beech (standard colours: TP 24 walnut, TP 29 black, TP 107 lightened, TP 200 white pigmented laquer, as RAL 6003 olive green) or High Gloss (standard colours: black, dark blue, dark red, antique pink, mint, dark brown-violett). Seat with cane work, moulded plywood seat or upholstered and covered with leather or fabric. Plastic mesh beneath cane work seat.


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Sebastian Herkner

Sebastian Herkner

Born in 1981, Sebastian Herkner studied product design at the Offenbach University of Art & Design, focusing on designing objects and furniture by merging various cultural contexts, combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw attention to fine details. Since founding his own design studio in Offenbach am Main in 2006, Sebastian has designed products for brands such as ClassiCon, Gervasoni and Moroso. He also works on interior design projects and presentations for exhibitions and museums. His designs have received numerous prizes.

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