Is the Thonet 808 lounge chair the 21st Century Eames?
Be seated in sci-fi style
Of course, the Eames is the benchmark for any lounge chair – but quite frankly, they’ve become a bit too commonplace these days. Munich-based design house Formstelle clearly thought the same, as it chose ‘collars, covers, shells and underwater worlds’ as inspirations for the Thonet 808, rather than Charles and Ray’s classic. When paired with the ottoman, the 808 looks stylish and cozy at the same time – a worthy alternative to the ‘default choice’, and a fitting platform from which to get lost in the latest Classic Driver newsletter over a glass of red wine.