As an exercise in creativity I decided to design the n. 1 most loved objects by designers all over the world: a chair.
The SV18 chair is a tribute to the famous chairs designed by Michael Thonet in the 19th century. The innovative technique of bending solid beech wood is considered a milestone in the history of industrial design.
The goal was to design a chair with the same style and production techniques of the original Thonet chairs, but with a new, iconic a timeless silhouette.
The result is a chair which can be used at home or in a public space, that is simple and elegant to match any interior style. Its elements evoque the classic Thonet style, while sporting a modern and fresh look.
I also added a second version with armrests.