N 200 Armchair by Michael Anastassiades for GTV (Gebrueder Thonet Vienna)
Thonet No 56 via Design Addict
Hideout lounge chair and settee by Front for GTV Design (Gebrueder Thonet Vienna)
If you create an armrest as a huge Zero, it is only logical to name the Chair Zero or N.0.
This is what Front did for GTV (Gebrueder Thonet Vienna)
The N.0 chair by Front is a design that reveals a new concept of elegance that harnesses the expressive power of GTV’s distinctive hallmarks: bent wood and Vienna straw. The Swedish duo reinterpret the two elements with a contemporary flair, enhancing their features and aesthetics by using the circle as a geometric motif in the backrest, seat and armrest. This feminine, eclectic chair is suspended in time. It plays on the simple forms and proportions of the bent beech wood design, with woven cane or technical mesh on the backrest and a charming single armrest on one side.
I have a feeling the GTV website is created by a native Italian speaking person….I would call the webbing of the seat cane rather than straw, but who am I a native Dutch speaking person…..
Sofia Lagerkvist and Anna Lindgren are the members of the Swedish design studio Front. Their works are based on common discussions, explorations and experiments and they collaborate in all projects from initial ideas to the final product. Front’s design objects often communicate a story to the observer about the design process, about the material it is made of or about conventions within the design field. In their work they have assigned part of the making of design to animals, computers or machines. They have made a constantly changing interior, created objects with explosions, robotic furniture and a range of furniture inspired by their fascination with magic.
LucidiPevere Design Studio
Paolo Lucidi (1974)
Luca Pevere (1977)
They both graduated from the “Politecnico di Milano” and gained professional experience working with Marc Sadler and Marco Ferreri (2002 – 2006) for numerous international companies.
They started to develop their first projects together in 2003 and in 2006 founded their studio LucidiPevere. LucidiPevere constantly work on different types of new products using unusual techniques and aesthetic languages in order to achieve the right formal solution. They collaborate with companies from different countries and cultures; some of the brands they work with are Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Very Wood, Living Divani, Ligne Roset, Casamania, DeCastelli, Foscarini, Kristalia, Glass Idromassaggio, Normann Copenhagen, Comforty, Fiam, ColomboDesign, Dimensione Disegno, Teracrea and Samsung. Their products are shown in museums in Europe and in the United States and have won major awards such as Designpreis Deutschland, Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award, Leuchte des Jahres 2011, Good Design Award, Must Have at Design Festival in Łódz, ADI Index selection for the XXIII Compasso d’Oro and many more.
They have taken part in several exhibitions in Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Germany, France, the United States and have appeared in different publications, books and magazines. They have recently been invited to the Vienna Design Week as one of the 10 European players of the Passionswege 2011 Event and they have taught at many Italian university design faculties.