Minimalistic and honest, at the same time elegant and fine: the 118 chair is a classic wooden chair that adds subtle elegance to any dining table or restaurant. The principle of reducing a chair to the fewest elements possible was introduced by Michael Thonet in the mid-19th century. The 118 chair is a continuation of this principle and, with a nod to the company's heritage, it takes it one step further. Sebastian Herkner added sophisticated details, which make the design less dominant and therefore even more distinguished. The shape of the chair’s legs is another special feature: rounded on the outer side, straight on the inner side – a design that alludes to the horseshoe shape of the seating surface. The bentwood seat frame and the handcrafted seat covered with canework refer to the 214, the archetype of a Thonet chair.
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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.
|Seat height||65 cm|