Vienna-based designer Alex Gufler’s new distinctively formed Alba collection for TON – to be launched at next month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan – is the manufacturer’s first foray into completely upholstered chairs
If there’s one manufacturer that truly understands wood, it’s long-established Czech brand TON. Their steam-bending expertise and passionate craftsmanship lives in the very grain of classic and contemporary furniture designs alike.(text by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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‘Tram’ chair by Thomas Feichtner for TON
Thomas Feichtner’s ‘Tram’ chair for TON is strongly inspired by the Czech company’s time-honored production processes (TON is one of the world’s oldest furniture producers at 150 years): first by the company’s own plant for the production of seat shells from molded wood, and second by its longstanding factory for the production of classic bentwood.
'Wave' rocking chair by Michal Riabic for TON
Inspired by the iconic rocking chair by the bentwood-process inventor Michael Thonet, the young Slovak designer Michal Riabic has created this ‘Wave’ rocking armchair for the Czech manufacturer TON. The simple, curvilinear ‘Wave’ encompasses a leather upholstery and the design has won ‘the best redesign of a standard rocking chair’ competition held by TON on the occasion of the manufacturer’s 150-years anniversary of the traditional bentwood furniture production. (more…)