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The Thonet Project:
An exploration of
replacement seat
solutions by six
young designers for
six No.14 bentwood
chairs to mark the
150th anniversary
of Thonet’s design
02.08.09 – 30.08.09
The Thonet Project
is at Liberty on the
fourth floor, where
the chairs will
tbe on sale:
Liberty Store
Regent Street
London W1B 5AH
Opening times:
Regent Street
London W1B 5AH
Opening times:
10am – 9pm
Sunday – 6pm

11.02.09 – 16.03.09
Boutique Printemps
Design au Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris
+33 (0)144 781 578
Amos Field Reid and
fellow students Steve
Clutton, Jess Corteen,
Markus Kayser and
Rentaro Nishimura
formed a group alongside
their lecturer, the designer
William Warren and set out
to explore replacement seat
solutions to six Thonet chairs
without seats.
The underlying thinking
was that this situation was
potentially echoed around
the world: there are several
hundred million Thonet
bentwoods thought to be
in existence but how many
are out of service simply
because their seats are

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