Tuesday 31 Jan 2017
S 1090 range designed by Randolf Schott for Thonet.
Thonet sets the table for imm cologne and presents its new S 1090 range
Design: Thonet Design Team: Randolf Schott, 2017
Conviviality and functionality – the new dining table models S 1091 and S 1092 (with an additional leg traverse) make a definitive statement: pleasingly robust and yet also dynamic and open, the generously long tables invite users to eat, play, work, or simply spend time together comfortably.
In combination with the matching benches S 1094 and S 1095 (without and with backrest), this sociable arrangemnt willdebut for Thonet at imm cologne 2017, offering a versatile and functional platform for interaction.
The warm wood of the tabletop, seat and backrest, in conjunction with frames made of bent flat steel, and with the bentwood elements of the table’s optional leg traverse create a fascinating blend of textures and materials.
The long tabletop – available as a solid wood version in ash or oak – is characterised by tapering edges towards its ends and rounded corners. The veneered version has a straight edge. The frame formed of slender, flat bar steel with a black cast iron finish has a lightness that offers generous legroom while at the same time providing stability.
Designer Randolf Schott was inspired by classic refectory tables that have their origin in monastic dining halls. The design of the optional leg traverse with bentwood elements is a reference to the pioneering tradition for which Thonet is renowned. As a practical footrest, it supports a relaxed and ergonomic seating posture.
If used as a conference or meeting table, the traverse also serves as a line of discretion. Thanks to its length of 2.5 metres, up to ten people can sit around the table. Due to its width of one metre, the ends of the table can also comfortably accommodate extra seats – without interference from the table legs.
The matching bench range (S 1094 and S 1095) complete the inviting arrangement. Aesthetically, the table and benches are connected through the slanted edges of both table-top and seat, which also make it easier to both sit down at the table and to arise. Three to four adults or several children can comfortably occupy each bench.
The pair of benches S 1094 and S 1095 (without and with backrest) speak the same design language as the table: the form of the table-top if cut longitudinally in half is found in the basic form of the bench seat. As with the table, the seat elements are also made of solid wood and the bench frame of bent flat bar steel. The angled back of the bench model S 1094 (without backrest) provides a secure, curving hold.
Various types of leather and fabrics from the Thonet portfolio are available to create a fully upholstered version of the benches (with optional seat and/or backrest) if desired.