It’s all back to front.
When young Czech design talent Lucie Koldova was invited – as imm cologne 2018 guest of honour – to author the fair’s much-coveted Das Haus installation, she turned to bentwood-furniture specialists TON to help her develop an ambitious new lounge chair. Taking the manufacturer’s signature form – the elegant, instantly recognisable curved silhouette of a bentwood classic – she ran with it. Or, rather, did an entire lap.
For the latest addition to the Czech-based brand’s collection, called Chips, makes the humble backrest the guest of honour at the party. Placed front and centre-stage, as it were, it takes the form of an emphatically expressed, outsized ovoid, its continuous, 360-degree curve lending the chair both its visual drama and a compelling architecture. “A solitary piece with a distinctive character and story” is how Koldova describes the design, which joins the ranks of TON’s characterful family of hand-crafted, materially authentic wood furniture,… continue