4 May 2021
New 2021 collection: BEAULIEU design by Philippe Nigro
In 2021, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH (GTV) will be enriching its collection with important innovations and new partnerships. Design stories with a contemporary spirit that celebrate the value of the past and the stylistic heritage of Gebrüder Thonet Vienna linked to the introduction of the technique of bent beech-wood. Heritage with an unique charm that marked the crucial transition from craftsmanship to industry. A tradition that looks to the future, today able to renew itself through the creative insights of international designers selected precisely because they share a distinctive aptitude for research.
At the forefront of the scene, there is once again a partnership with Philippe Nigro, who has designed the new BEAULIEU chair in bent beechwood, where the curves, assembled like a construction kit, meet to create the back and armrests, making it possible to obtain two types of seat with just a few changes: a chair and a comfortable armchair. For Philippe Nigro, designing a new chair for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna also involves exploring poetic imagery: one that is attributable to the company’s ability, for almost 150 years, to transcend time periods with incredible nonchalance. In this project, Philippe Nigro draws on the “living lightheartedly” and sophistication typical of a symbolic place of this period such as Beaulieu, on the Côte d’Azur, from which the chair takes its name.