Orange S5001 Sofa by James Irvine for Thonet
Via Thonet Germany
I was reasonably late to show you this Thonet no 14 interpretation by James Irvine which Muji started to sell in 2009 already. Therefore I’m glad I found it in front of my camera at IMM Cologne 2011 to publish it here. Especially because there are more recent reinterpretations of the no 14, like the Österlen by Inga Sempé, the Sealed Armchair by Francois Dumas and the Vigna Chair by Martino Gamper.
Via JeanSnow.net I remembered I had not mentioned here before that Muji had teamed up with the German Thonet factory to produce a Muji interpretation of the no. 14 already in 2008.
The English designer James Irvine, now domiciled in Milan, and also creative director at Thonet, is responsible for the reinterpretation of the bentwood furniture.
Thonet A 661 by James Irvine, A 661
Via Design Art News.