The 822 collection references the A811 chair, a bent beechwood and woven cane chair designed by Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann in 1930 for Thonet, and since adapted by TON into the 811 seating chair.
Swedish architecture and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune keeps the iconic and sturdy bentwood, made through a classic manual bending technique, and reimagines the woven seat and backrest with perforated plywood using new techniques.
"The original designs of the A811 and 811 are great examples of the early modernist movement," said Claesson Koivisto Rune co-founder Mårten Claesson. "But they clearly show the heritage of 19th-century romanticism. We decided to remove this feeling."
As well as giving the 822 collection – which contains a chair, armchair, lounge armchair, barstool and low stool – a distinctive character, the large perforations create connection to the interior space and allow sunlight to pass through.
Made to last generations, the 822 seating collection is crafted from wood certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and is available with a natural beechwood finish or coloured with stain or pigment.
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