Treviso Chair by TON
Designed by Tom Kelley
Conservative and simple shapes. Treviso chair consists of upholstered rectangular backrest, quadrangular seat and gently bent legs .
A choice of upholstery can provide a numerous options for any interior.
Frame : Natural Ash or Beech
Colours : Natural Ash, Beech or various stains.
Upholstery: Various house ranges available
Warranty : 10 years
Dimensions : 460mmW x 535mmD x 820mmH, Seat Height 470mm
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Industrialisation, steam power, electricity, evolutionary theory – the nineteenth century produced many remarkable innovations unsurpassed to this day.
One of these was the technique of bending wood, a technique on which Michael Thonet and his sons built a network of factories where they transformed bent wood into iconic furniture designs.
Production began in 1861 in Bystřice pod Hostýnem in the Czech republic.
The logistically advantageous position with plentiful beech trees in the surrounding forests, combined with a skilled local workforce, shaped the spirit of a factory that has managed to preserve its exacting craft for more than 150 years. In spite of several changes in ownership, the factory has been producing under the independent label TON since 1953.
Work at TON beats to the same rhythm as it did 160 years ago. The rhythm of skilled wood benders placing hundreds of pieces of wood into bending forms each day. Their strength, speed and affinity with wood continue to fascinate no matter how many times one observes their craft.
Manual work also dominates the rest of the production process, complemented by the innovative work of TON’s designers, technological advancements and their responsible management of natural resources.
This is TON – quality that will last for generations.
About the designer
The multicultural designer Tom Kelley was born in eastern Germany.
As a result of political problems, he moved to the west in the mid-1970s. He studied in Aachen, Munich and Long Beach in California.
As he wanted to be close to his Italian customers, he has lived in Venice since the end of the 1990s.
Later, he has started working with companies from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Japan, the USA, the Netherlands, Turkey and Indonesia.
He follows the “less is more” doctrine.