Key facts

Product:
808
Family:
808
Manufacturer:
Thonet >
Designer:
Formstelle >
Architonic ID:
1287226
Country:
Germany
Launched:
2015
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Armchairs >
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge chairs >
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs >
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge chairs >

Product family

Concept

"Destined to become a favourite piece to sink into: The distinctive new Thonet lounge chair 808

With the new programme range 808, Munich based design studio Formstelle has created a lounge chair that combines maximum comfort with numerous possibilities for individualisation. The new lounge chair 808 plays with the contrast between a protective shell and an inviting openness, creating a place of retreat and calm. Its distinctive appearance is created through a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic wing chair – the shape suggests an elegant cocoon that embraces the person sitting in the chair and communicates a feeling of security. Another striking characteristic is the comfortable upholstery with its welcoming soft wave effect. This inner cushioned core establishes an intriguing contrast with the angularity of the outer shell. A clever mechanism allows users to individually adjust the position of the chair, while a footstool enhances the programme.

An upholstery concept that Formstelle has exclusively developed for the lounge chair 808 completes this highly detailed and well-conceived design. The designers have created a distinct fabric for the lounge chair 808 in collaboration with the German textile manufacture Rohi: “Soul” is available in thirteen colours and impresses with a high-quality new woollen yarn and a multidimensional honeycomb structure that lends depth to the fabric. Customers can choose from six different colour worlds, each consisting of material options in leather, fabric and formed fleece, with matching decorative seams.

The swivel frame of the lounge chair 808 is available in a number of different versions (wood with bentwood elements, flat steel or tubular steel in various colours). The mechanism hidden inside the chair enables the variable adjustment of multiple seat and backrest inclinations through to a relaxing fully reclined position."

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A favourite piece to sink into: Lounge chair 808

Thonet GmbH

06.10.2017

Things are getting cosy now: Thonet is again launching its annual autumn campaign – this year, from 1 September 2017 until 30 April 2018, each purchase of a lounge chair 808 will include an ottoman 808 H as a gift. For this campaign, two different

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