in an interview with Sebastian Herkner © arcade, march/april 2018
Sebastian, how did you end up cooperating with Thonet?
I already knew Norbert Ruf (Art Director, Thonet) from an earlier project. So he knew about how I work, and he asked me last summer whether I would like to develop a chair for imm together with Thonet.
And what did the briefing include?
The briefing related to the traditional Thonet brand and the topic “100 Years Bauhaus” and the “Frankfurt Chair”. It was to become an all-rounder chair that would work in restaurants as well as in homes. Stable, comfortable, durable, but also simple and honest, at an affordable price.