The Loïe embodies the flawless combination of tradition and modernity that defines itself in the harmonious meeting of various materials such as wood, woven cane and metal.
The wraparound woven cane or technical net backrest with an elliptical structural frame in bent ash-wood is a distinctive feature, characterized by a sophisticated dual-spoking pattern, available in walnut stain or in opaque black varnished with visible studs. Highlighting the great care that is characteristic of GTV design and the reference to tradition, cross-woven straps of the padded seat are also inserted into the structure.
The Loïe was awarded the prestigious "iF Design Award" in 2019 in the product design category.
Born in Veneto not far from Venice, Chiara Andreatti moved to Milan where she graduated in Industrial Design at IED in 2003 and attended a master at Domus Academy. She collaborated with designers and studios such as Raffaella Mangiarotti, Renato Montagner and since 2006 she has worked with studio Lissoni Associati (MI) whilst working on parallel freelance projects and working with companies such as Glas Italia, cc-tapis, Atipico, Casamilano and Armani Jeans.
Continuously studying aesthetics, she often combines the artisan culture of her venetian roots with design and industrial needs believing that a handcrafted and poetic touch on everyday objects will enrich our lives.
Michael Thonet (1796-1871) and his five children were the most successful manufacturers of furniture in the Industrial Age. Michael Thonet left Germany to settle in Vienna, where in 1853 he founded the company "Gebrüder Thonet" by involving his five sons.
In the Hapsburg capital, Michael Thonet abandoned the more traditional technique of glued lamellar wood in favour of the industrial chemical-mechanical steam bent process. This innovation led him to begin producing wooden furniture, presenting a collection of elegant, yet practical designs that could be manufactured on a larger scale. He immediately supported this with a distribution and sales network that was capable of penetrating any market. It was during this time that products such as chair No. 1 designed for the famous Viennese Palais Schwarzenberg made their début, gaining fame as "typically" Thonet, and from which many other models were then designed, up to and including the classic chair No. 14. The company’s use of high technology and production techniques, together with widespread fame and a growing reputation encouraged the most important Viennese architects to design new products. More recently, GTV - Gebrüder Thonet Vienna has developed its work in a successful blend of the traditional and the modern, of continuity and renewal, with a new production program that begins by re-editing a series of Gebrüder Thonet classics. At the same time, GTV stands for contemporary furnishing. Advanced production techniques are applied to innovative designs and uses of materials, to create highly sought-after, multipurpose furnishing items. Truly original, up-to-date solutions that integrate well with the more classic products of its catalogue, now reworked. GTV always succeeds in finding the perfect combination of tradition and innovation, assisted by continuous research into new, clear-cut, versatile designs. GTV is open and looking to the future, without, however, leaving the values and experience of the past behind. This collection is a true reflection of the evolution of our times.
Steam-bent solid ash wood structure, upholstered seat, woven cane or technical net backrest
Width 70cm, depth 74cm, height 94cm, seat height 42cm
The wooden structure can be stained in a variety of finishes or lacquered in various colours
The seat can be upholstered in a variety of fabrics and leathers. Please contact us for more information.
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