Thonetology: the new S 220 chair

Design: Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, Industrial Facility, 2022

The work of Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, known together as Industrial Facility, is characterised by its precise form and aesthetics derived from functionality. The British-American design duo carefully considers an object’s context and its relevance to modern life in their designs. Their new S 220 chair range reflects Thonet’s formal, material and technical heritage with an ultra-modern take on the company’s line of moulded plywood furniture: the design draws on the familiar lines of the iconic 214 bentwood chair and reinvents it as a stackable, material-efficient moulded plywood model that can be used anywhere. The ergonomic seat shell is fixed to a light tubular steel frame. The S 220 is also available with optional bentwood armrests in a colour similar to the shell and will be launched at the Orgatec office furniture trade show.

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