The generous frame embraces the upholstered elements to the back and sides like a flowing ribbon of wood, lending the two-seater an elegant, lightweight quality. With its paired structural elements, the frame is reminiscent of the legendary Vienna Coffee House Chair – and of two hundred years of the bentwood tradition at Thonet. The flexible arrangement of the larger backrest cushions and the smaller side cushions allows for a variety of comfortable resting positions, enhancing relaxed interaction. When these cushions are removed, the sofa turns into a cosy daybed.
Designer Christian Werner: “It is my concern as a designer to express emotions through form and materials. Working with a material as steeped in history as bentwood was a great challenge – and an even greater pleasure.” The bentwood sofa 2002 is a reinterpretation of the sofa Thonet-style, offering the perfect place to take a break whether in a private living room or a public lounge area. “The essence and special thing about bentwood and thus Thonet is the ability to perfectly adjust to the most different ambiences and interior design styles,” Werner adds.