SV18 concept chair

SV18 concept chair

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.

Thonet 209 and 214
Models 209 and 2014 by Thonet

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.

SV18 concept chair black
Black lacquered version
Natural beech version

I also added a second version with armrests.

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