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Chair 002 is a minimalist seating furniture design created by Jaroslav Jurica for Czech furniture company TON. In designer’s words, “Chair 002 came up from an international call of the company TON which was announced on the occasion of their 150th anniversary of bentwood production in their factory in Bystřice pod Hostýnem. Their production, typical of manufacturing and developing bentwood furniture for 150 years without interruption, became a challenge to present a new product marking this anniversary.
My winning concept interconnects the old and reliable bentwood technology with a new approach in design solution; however it tends to keep the most important values germane to the production of the company at the same time. In case of this chair, I shifted the simplicity of classic bentwood chair much further by reducing stem-bentwood parts to only 2 pieces, which are based on the same mould.”