March 11, 2013

Tram Chair by Thomas Feichtner for TON

Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner has steam-bent and laminated wood to create a chair for Czech furniture brand TON.
The legs and back rest are steam-bent into shape by clamping cylindrical wooden poles in metal moulds at the same factory that Thonet's iconic bent-wood chairs were made.
The laminated-wood seat shells are supported underneath by two braces, which also connect the legs.Feichtner's chairs were named for their likeness to the plastic seats on the trams in Prague.Thomas Feichtner has also designed a chair with the seat suspended in a cubic oak frame and a chandelier with a single crystal, which he describes in this movie we filmed.