Designed in 1994, the Hermann Czech chair represents the turning point of modern furniture towards the passion of reminiscence and intimacy: a contemporary design that evokes memories of times gone by.
An ideal way of maintaining continuity with the late XIXth century Thonet style. ‘Czech’ adapts the harmony of steam bent beech wood to its pure and abstract design, which is further enhanced by the various finishes available. Solid and hardwearing, this chair is also available in a padded version, with or without armrests. The seat frame is curved from a single piece of wood, and supported by an arched structure giving it greater stability and strength plastic protection caps.
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.