swivel chair S 220 FDRW
swivel chair S 220 FDRW

S 220 FDRW

swivel chairDesignSam Hecht & Kim Colin, Industrial Facility, 2022

Thonetology: the S 220 moulded plywood chair

The established shape of the iconic 214 and 209 bentwood chairs served as inspiration for the design by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility: the S 220 is a material-efficient, stackable moulded plywood chair with an ergonomic seat shell and a light tubular steel frame. Featuring optional armrests, the chair can be used in a variety of settings – from private homes to the contract sector – and is available in a range of different woods and colours. The chair’s design pushes the limits of what is technically possible using the material of moulded plywood, which has always been a driver of innovation at Thonet. The S 220 has an understated organic form as well as precise lines, and its moulded plywood shell is comfortable and supportive. The chair’s elegant hourglass shape means that the seat shell has just the right amount of give. A smoothly rounded front edge perfectly embodies the harmonious interplay of material quality, aesthetics and functionality that is so characteristic of the S 220. This “waterfall edge”, as the designers call it, avoids pressure points, makes the chair more comfortable and picks up the radii of the tubular steel frame. The range has been expanded with the swivel chair models S 220 Atelier (DRW) and the barstools S 220 H.

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Sam Hecht & Kim Colin, Industrial Facility

Sam Hecht & Kim Colin, Industrial Facility

Sam Hecht & Kim Colin formed the London design studio Industrial Facility in 2002. The products, furniture and exhibition designs that they create combine a careful consideration of form, utility and simplicity while highlighting their unique understanding of the requirements of modern life. Sam Hecht, who originates from London, is a trained industrial designer. Kim Colin, from Los Angeles, is trained as an architect. Together they have completed renowned projects for international clients with their philosophical yet pragmatic approach. Their work appears as one continuous project across a vast array of industries, where the cross-pollination of disciplines has enabled continuous development of the studio’s intelligence.   Industrial Facility’s clients include Emeco, Herman Miller, Mattiazzi, Muji and Santa & Cole. Hecht and Colin are Royal Designers, with the studio’s works part of the most important design collections throughout the world, including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Design Museum in London.

Armrest height60 cm
Width64 cm
Height75 cm
Seat height36 cm
Depth62 cm
Weight7.9 kg
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