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  • The 808 family acquires new members – Thonet presents the compact lounge chair 809 and a pair of side tables

    A new armchair and two new side tables now complete the Thonet range 808 by the Munich design duo Formstelle: The 809 functions as the “little brother” of the successful lounge chair 808, and as a place of retreat, whether used singly in smaller rooms or in groups, and also working beautifully in combination with the larger chair and the new low-level side tables 1808 and 1809. 

    For the more compact chair 809, designers Claudia Kleine and Jörg Kürschner of Formstelle returned to the design language of the original 808: The characteristic design of the seat and backrest that create a shell to embrace the person sitting have been preserved, as has the cosy deeply cushioned upholstery reminiscent of rolling waves.. The contrast of the soft interior to the firm exterior of the shell distinguishes the 809 as unmistakeably a new family member of the 808 range.. With its lower backrest height and minus the winged head support, the new armchair is obviously related to its bigger brother, and yet is an independent piece of furniture. It offers optimum comfort and invites you to rest in its embrace for a while. The 809 is also well thought through both ergonomically and constructively – as a swivel chair with an automatic return mechanism, it offers maximum relaxation. Its ability to be customised individually with regard to cover fabrics and materials makes it a welcome companion – whether in private living rooms, hotel lobbies or modern offices and waiting areas.

    The 808 programme range is rounded off with a pair of new side tables in two different sizes: Table 1808 has a circular tabletop with a diameter of 90 cm and a height of 40 cm; the smaller-yet-taller version 1809 has a diameter of 65 cm but with a slightly higher pedestal (50 cm), which allows for the two tables to be perfectly combined. The frames of both tables, as with the frame of the chair 809, are made of brushed flat steel. “For us, the family idea stood in the foreground, as is customary at Thonet. Thanks to the two different chairs that are, however, well-coordinated, and the two new tables, many combinations are now possible, especially in the contract segment,” said Claudia Kleine.

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