'Re-Thonet 14' chairs with arms Andrea Salvetti pic-1

'Re-Thonet 14' chairs with arms

Italy, 2009
Nilufar Edition
Reworked version of the Tonet chair
Aluminium, different finishes

46 x 50 x h 87 cm
18.1 x 19.7 x h 34.2 in

3154, 3155 - white and silver 
3156 - white and red 
3157 - black and white
3158, 3159 - brown and silver

The case of Thonet 14 is a prime example of Salvetti’s modus operandi; the legendary chair produced at Koritschan, in Moravia 150 years ago, has acquired, through this reworking, a series of formal, technical-producing, symbolic and sociological values. The first is a framework made of plaster – a material used above all to heal bone fractures of the human body – and it boasts strong organic symbolising features. In the second version metal simulates a covering made of adhesive tape: a popular means to refit home appliances and tools. The last proposal is a covering reproducing the same effect ivy creates on trees and plants. Andrea Salvetti brings the Re-Thonet 14 collection and the Apparita seat to Milan, both exhibited in Paris in the historic Artcurial space on the Champs Élysées.
Code: #3154 - 3159
'Re-Thonet 14' chairs with arms Andrea Salvetti pic-3
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'Re-Thonet 14' chairs with arms
Italy, 2009
Nilufar Edition
Reworked version of the Tonet chair
Aluminium, different finishes

46 x 50 x h 87 cm
18.1 x 19.7 x h 34.2 in

3154, 3155 - white and silver 
3156 - white and red 
3157 - black and white
3158, 3159 - brown and silver

The case of Thonet 14 is a prime example of Salvetti’s modus operandi; the legendary chair produced at Koritschan, in Moravia 150 years ago, has acquired, through this reworking, a series of formal, technical-producing, symbolic and sociological values. The first is a framework made of plaster – a material used above all to heal bone fractures of the human body – and it boasts strong organic symbolising features. In the second version metal simulates a covering made of adhesive tape: a popular means to refit home appliances and tools. The last proposal is a covering reproducing the same effect ivy creates on trees and plants. Andrea Salvetti brings the Re-Thonet 14 collection and the Apparita seat to Milan, both exhibited in Paris in the historic Artcurial space on the Champs Élysées.
Code: #3154 - 3159