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Chignon by LucidiPevere for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna

Chignon by LucidiPevere for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna

Chignon by LucidiPevere for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna

DESIGNER:

LucidiPevere

PHOTO:

LucidiPevere

YEAR:

2017

LINKS:

LucidiPevere

LucidiPevere, still using the technique invented by Michael Thonet in the second half of the 19th century, created Chignon, a contemporary and slightly playful chair.

LucidiPevere – Brioni per Kristalia

This project comes a little from your canons …

For Thonet we had already designed a formally classic product, the Brezel chair. In this project instead we wanted to detach ourselves decisively from the company’s stylistic features whilst continuing to use their characteristic technique of curved wood.

The wooden curl is one of Thonet’s distinctive features of, in this case it does not have the usual aesthetic value, but becomes a pure visible structure designed to support the backrest.

LucidiPevere – Brioni per Kristalia

So the whole structure is in curved wood?

Yes, exactly.

I know Thonet uses a special technique to bend wood …

Nowadays there are very few companies that do this type of work. Although it was a bit automated, it is still the usual manual process of the famous chair # 14 by Michael Thonet.

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