two-seater, preconfigured S 5002/C004
two-seater, preconfigured S 5002/C004

S 5002/C004

two seater unitDesignStudio Irvine, 2006/2021

Armchair, daybed, chaise longue, sofa: S 5000 – the variable programme

Based on the archetype of the minimalist sofa with a base of bent tubular steel, which was first added to the Thonet portfolio in the 1930s, designer James Irvine developed a versatile furniture system that can be used in a variety of settings. The S 5000 sofa range is based on a simple, intelligent construction idea that makes use of the modular principle. Inspired by the ever-increasing fusion of working and living spaces, Studio Irvine, in keeping with its founder, took on the task of intelligently refining it, so that it would fit into the modern concept of New Work: structurally identical arm and backrests or dividing panels can be integrated into the seat frame as needed to serve as a sight and noise barrier. This makes it expandable in a variety of ways, and, thanks to its variable side panels, it can also be used in multi-space offices. The panels create a frame for various cushions, which can be loosely put in the desired place. The furniture range also includes small tables that are screwed to the tubular steel frame. This creates entire sofa landscapes that are modularly expandable and modifiable. As a classic sofa, the S 5000 fits in modern living spaces, in the smaller version with panels it becomes a smart working station for working from home and in the larger versions it can be used in office middle zones and lounges, in co-working spaces or in waiting rooms.

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Studio Irvine
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Studio Irvine

Studio Irvine was founded in 1988 by British designer James Irvine (1958-2013, now run by Marialaura Rossiello Irvine (partner since 2011). Today, Studio Irvine is a product, interior and strategic design practice based in Milan. The studio philosophy is a combination of James’s English method and Marialaura’s Italian approach, creating a mix of humor, precision and respect of tradition. Based on the idea of an ethic design, the studio is defined by a vision of constant evolution aiming for a timeless design, with a focus on materials and production processes. Clients of Studio Irvine include Muji, Thonet, Mosaico+, Forma&Cemento and Offecct. James Irvine: Born in London, James Irvine graduated in 1984 from the Royal College of Art, London. In the same year he moved to Milan. From 1984 to 1992, he was a design consultant for Olivetti design studio Milan, under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1988, he opened his private design studio in Milan – Studio Irvine. From 1993 to 1997, in parallel to his private studio, he was a partner of Sottsass Associati, responsable for the studio's industrial design group. James Irvine designed numerous products for Thonet (A 660, A 1660, S 5000, S 123, S 1123) and advised the company from 2007-2011 in the position of art director. Marialaura Rossiello Irvine: Born on the slopes of Vesuvius, Italy, Marialaura Rossiello Irvine graduated in Architecture in Naples under Riccardo Dalisi in 1996. In 2000 she continued her studies and acquired a master’s degree in Strategic Design at Politecnico di Milano. For a number of years, she collaborated with various renowned Italian design brands before joining Studio Irvine as a partner in 2011. Today, Marialaura Rossiello is head of Studio Irvine and leads an interdisciplinary team in a well-connected network within the international design scene.

Armrest height68 cm
Width206 cm
Height140 cm
Seat height43 cm
Depth83 cm
Weight95 kg
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