New Interpretation of the Classic Chair
The 118 by Sebastian Herkner for Thonet is a modern and filigree chair, which is reminiscent of the classic bent wood chairs by Thonet. Thanks to its subtle elegance, it is a real eye-catcher at every dining table. Another source of inspiration for Sebastian Herkner was the "Frankfurt chair", which was developed in the 1930s and used as a universal chair for a long time. Herkner named his new design for Thonet the "Offenbacher Chair" in honour of his hometown.
Curved Seat Frame and Woven Cane
The timeless 118 chair refers in its shape to the curved seat frame of the 214 bentwood chair. The hand-worked seat is also covered with the iconic Viennese wickerwork.
The chair offers new elements with its legs. Rounded at the back and slight edges on the front of the legs create a certain break that makes the chair stand out. Refined details softens the overall look of the 118 chair and gives it a certain elegance. As a result it is versatile and can be introduced into a variety of spatial situations, both at home or in public buildings.
The 118 is available in natural beech as well as in lacquered or stained finishes. Optionally, the 118 is also offered with a contoured seat.