Depth 51 cm
Height 84 cm
Weight 4 kg
Gross weight 7 kg
Seat height 46 cm


Frame finish B01 Beech
Frame material Beech Wood


Volume 0.36 m3
Year of design 2016

In succession with the refined sinuosity of the LEHNSTUHL lounge chair and the BODYSTUHL chair, Nigel Coates presents the CAFÉSTUHL chair, a new original rereading with a contemporary twist of the Thonet tradition.

Extremely comfortable and ergonomic, it stands out for the sculptural backrest with an anthropomorphic character that recalls the typical triangular shape of the shoulder blades. Designed to furnish domestic environments with a strong character and ideal for contract spaces, this elegant proposal takes up the characteristic serpentine-style sub-seat, a common element of all the pieces signed by the British designer for GTV.

Nigel Coates

is an English architect and designer. Its mission is to merge art and intelligence with architecture and design. Regardless of space or object, Coates interprets it with passion, irony and spontaneity. After graduating from the Architectural Association, he immediately demonstrated his genius in the field of architecture.

His narrative philosophy translates into construction, interior design and exhibitions around the world, especially in the United Kingdom and Japan.

His experimental works have been exhibited both in artistic and design contexts, as in the case of the ArkAlbion exhibitions in 1984 and Ecstacity in 1992 at the Architectural Association, Mixtacity in 2007 at the Tate Modern and Hypnerotosphere in 2008 at the Venice Architecture Biennale .

The production of Coates is internationally recognized and significant examples of his work are present in the collections of various museums, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the FRAC of Orleans.

Recently he has focused on furnishing design and lighting systems; collaborates with many Italian companies, including Alessi, Fratelli Boffi, Poltronova and Slamp.

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH (GTV) is part of a great European history that merges tradition and innovation, renewing its style lines through continuous project research.