“For Thonet, I wanted to create a product that radiates naturalness based on its simple forms – which is not least achieved through the use of solid wood. The aim was to produce a visually striking form for a wooden chair that would, at the same time, display a subtle elegance. The challenge for this design lay in the ambivalence between its visual strength and light appearance. The result is a chair with a slim, upholstered seat that provides great seating comfort”
The gently curved edges of the tabletop, and the concave legs – a visual language adopted also in the 580 chair series – gives this table a striking, contemporary appearance. With its slender tabletop and beautifully shaped legs in solid wood, the 1580 series projects an informal elegance: it speaks the language of its time, without trying to be fashionable.