Conceived in 1994, the chair by Hermann Czech marks the turning point in modern furniture towards intimacy and the cult of memory: a modern design that seems from the past.
Ideal continuity with the Thonet style of the end of the 19th century. The Czech chair modulates the harmony of steam-bent beech to its pure and abstract lines, enhanced by the various finishes available. Solid and resistant, Czech is also available in a padded version, with or without armrests. The seat frame, curved in a single piece, is supported by an arched structure that gives stability and sturdiness. End caps in synthetic materials.
Hermann Czech (November 10, 1936 in Vienna) studied architecture at the Vienna Polytechnic and attended Ernst Plischke's Master School at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts.
In the period 1974-1980 he was assistant to Hans Hollein and Johannes Spalt at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, in 1985-1986 he was a visiting professor at the same university.
In 1988-1989 and 1993-1994 he was a visiting professor at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA), and in 2004-07 at the ETH in Zurich and in 2011-12 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
His architectural works include planning, residential, scholastic and hotel construction, as well as smaller works and exhibition architecture.
Czech is the author of numerous critical and theoretical publications on contemporary architecture.
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.