Thonet at Design London World of ‘New Work’, CDW 2023 Classic Thonet Furniture Design, Pictures

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell Design Week, London

19 May 2023

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell Design Week with new designs and classic style

at Catapult, 1 Sekforde St, London EC1R 0BE, UK

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell Design Week

Thonet at Clerkenwell Design Week

Inspired by the concept of community in the workplace, the stand at new space Catapult is organised into areas of activity, from working to meeting and from breakout to hospitality. CDW 2023 also sees the launch of an addition to Thonet’s S 220 range of chairs by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin (Industrial Facility), unveiled in 2022.

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell Design Week

New to the elegant collection of moulded plywood chairs, available with and without armrests, is the comfortable S 220 H barstool. The aesthetics of the chairs in the collection have been carried through to the new barstool. This is a contemporary take on moulded plywood, transferring the familiar lines of the iconic 214 bentwood chair to a material-efficient, versatile stool with an ergonomic seat shell and lightweight tubular steel frame. The welcoming barstool is ideal for high dining setups as well as for meetings held around high tables and counters.

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell

Also on show at Catapult, creations greatly valued for their contribution to elegance, comfort and functionality in the workplace, including versions of Bauhaus era classics reconsidered for today’s needs: the Atelier ‘swivel’ version of the Thonet S 64 chair and a new Lounge version of the Thonet S 32 chair, both originally designed by Marcel Breuer.

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell

The popular 118/119 range by Sebastian Herkner takes its place at Catapult, as does the relaunched 520 armchair collection by Marco Dessi. Continuing the tradition of taking of inspiration from Thonet’s design DNA, both designers created their contemporary collections by considering key aspects of the pioneering Thonet bentwood chairs that revolutionised the furniture industry 200 years ago.

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell Design Week

Other pieces on display include an eclectic collection of Thonet dining chairs around the Werner Aisslinger designed 1140 table, created as a robust, generous and stylish solution to enjoying company while also enjoying a meal, or a meeting, or both. Lounge and armchairs with side and coffee tables perfect for relaxed communal areas and lobbies, plus bar stools ideal for sitting at hospitality counters or high tables will complete the welcoming and appealing scenarios at Catapult.

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell Design Week Thonet returns to Clerkenwell

Thonet – future-oriented furniture design with a long tradition
The unique success story of Thonet began with the work of master carpenter Michael Thonet. Ever since he established his first workshop in Boppard on the River Rhine in 1819, the name Thonet has stood for high-quality, innovative and elegant furniture. The breakthrough came with the iconic chair No. 14, today known the world over as the Vienna Coffee House Chair: the pioneering technique of bending solid beechwood enabled the mass production of chairs for the first time. The second milestone in design history was the tubular steel furniture by the famous Bauhaus architects Mart Stam, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer in the 1930s. During those pioneering years, Thonet was the world’s largest producer of these tubular steel furniture designs, which are today considered timeless.

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell Design Week

For the company today, the continuous process of innovation is the top priority, together with a focus on tradition and fine craftsmanship. Thonet’s furniture designs originate both from its collaborations with renowned national and international creatives and from the in-house Thonet Design Team. Chief Executive Officer Brian Boyd and Creative Director Norbert Ruf manage the company from the corporate head office and production site in Frankenberg/Eder (Germany). Michael Thonet’s fifth- and sixth-generation descendants are actively involved with the company’s business as partners and sales

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell


Thonet showroom / agent in the UK: 3rd Floor, 104-110 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DH
T +44 (0) 7980 019 194

Thonet returns to Clerkenwell Design Week images / information received 190523

Location: London, UK

Thonet Designs

Thonet Aqua Monaco in Munich
Design Architects: concrete
Aqua Monaco Munich Thonet Modern Design Classic
image courtesy of architects
Aqua Monaco in Munich, Thonet design classic

Work from Home? Thonet offers some Lasting Comforts
WFH Thonet offers some Lasting Comforts
The ‘Atelier’ version of the famous S 64 chair, now with a pedestal and castors, and the classic Bauhaus era S 285 desk by Marcel Breuer for Thonet
WFH? Thonet offers some Lasting Comforts

Thonet: High Level Dining with Range 118
Thonet High Level Dining Range 118
image courtesy of architects
Thonet: High Level Dining with Range 118

The Iconic 214 Chair
200 Years of Thonet
photo © Thonet Constantin Meyer, Koeln
200 years of Thonet: iconic 214 chair

Thonet tubular steel cantilever chairs, Leipzig Library, Germany
Thonet tubular steel cantilever chairs

Countdown to Bauhaus 100
Countdown to Bauhaus 100 and more exciting plans from Thonet
image courtesy of architects
Countdown to Bauhaus 100: Exciting plans from Thonet

Thonet chairs grace The Birnam Brasserie, Gleneagles, Scotland
Thonet chairs grace The Birnam Brasserie at Gleneagles

“Thonet All Seasons” Chairs S 34 N, S 35 N and S 64 N
Thonet All Seasons Chairs in Barcelona Restaurant

Thonet at Design Museum, London
Thonet at Design Museum, London
image courtesy of architects
Thonet at Design Museum, London

Thonet at Orgatec 2016 in Cologne
Thonet Furniture Design
image courtesy of architects
Thonet at Orgatec: Furniture Expo Germany

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture
Phillips Exeter Academy Library exterior
photograph by Rohmer at en.wikipedia

Modern Architects

Modern Houses

German Architecture

German Architecture

German Architect

German Buildings

Mies Van der Rohe Architect

Furniture Design

Furniture Architecture Designs – chronological list

Furniture Design

Corian Lounge Milan

Bath Couture in Milan

Barcelona Pavilion

Furniture Design

Comments / photos for the Thonet at Design London: The World of ‘New Work’ at CDW 2023 news page welcome.