Key facts

Product:
404 H
Family:
404 H I 1410
Manufacturer:
Thonet >
Designer:
Stefan Diez >
Architonic ID:
1075417
Country:
Germany
Launched:
2009
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Counter stools >
Seating/seating systems-Barstools >
Hospitality-Bar stools >
Groups:
Seating-Counter stools >
Seating/seating systems-Barstools >
Hospitality-Bar stools >

Product family

Concept

"“... something like this can only be done in wood”: Thonet’s Chair Series 404/404F and The 1404 Tables

Stefan Diez has designed a wooden chair programme that relates to our bentwood heritage but transformed it by aesthetical and technological criteria. Bent chair legs and armrests merge in a ""knot"" and are embedded from underneath in the ergonomically shaped seat. With a suspenseful contrast between the elegantly curved wooden elements and the striking upholstery the program communicates and also offers comfort: it does not prescribe a specific seating position, and the organically shaped backrest is comfortably flexing.

Chair (404) and larger sized armchair (404 F). Version with soft comfort cushioning of seat and backrest: chair 405 PF. Seat and backrest made of moulded plywood, leg and backrest rails made of laminate wood in natural or stained beech or white pigmented lacquer. Upholstery covers in leather or fabric. Wooden barstool (404 H) laminate wood in natural or stained beech or white pigmented lacquer."

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Material Tendencies: Stefan Diez

Anita Hackethal

19.10.2015

As both the industrial designer and trained cabinet-maker, Stefan Diez’s concern with objects is based more than anything on how they are made. His approach to design is guided by a desire to process material as constructively and intelligently as

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