With the bar stool S 32 VH and the counter stool S 32 VHT, Thonet is reacting to the current trend towards high tables and counters in gastronomy, in agile, future-oriented working worlds and in residential areas home environments. With seat heights of 65 cm (S 32 VHT) and 75 cm (S 32 VH) the stools promote productive exchange in all kinds of communication zones – at height-adjustable desks, bars and kitchen counters, and high tables.
The design is based on the famous tubular steel cantilever chair S 32 by Marcel Breuer from the 1920s whose popularity is due to the suspenseful combination of materials: Thonet’s tradition in producing bentwood furniture with the characteristic Vienna cane work forms a contrast with the reduced use of tubular steel. With its clear, minimalistic design combined with the airy cane work, the S 32 VH paves the way for use in various interiors, such as lounges and office spaces, reception areas, restaurants and bars. Because of the light weight (8-9 kg), the comfortable seating furniture can be easily carried around and repositioned.
Barstool, Frame chrome-plated or colour-lacquered tubular steel. Wood parts in stained beech, covered with wickerwork and transparent, supportive plastic mesh; or with stretched mesh, or upholstered with leather or fabric.
Marcel Breuer (1902–1981) Born in Pécs, Hungary, Marcel Breuer studied at the Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar from 1920 to 1924. After a short stay in Paris, he took over the management of the joiner’s workshop at the Bauhaus from 1925 to 1928, which had meanwhile moved to Dessau. During this time, he was strongly influenced by constructivism and De Stijl and developed a few trend setting tubular steel furniture designs. In 1928, Breuer went to Berlin and dedicated himself mainly to the field of interior design. Starting in 1932 he worked on several aluminium furniture designs in Switzerland. In 1935 Breuer moved to London, where he worked as an architect. In 1937 he was granted a professorship for architecture at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Later, he opened an architectural office there together with Walter Gropius. In 1946 Breuer founded his own studio in New York and realized numerous designs in Europe and the United States. He is considered one of the most important architects and designers of modernism.
The sensitive selection of the surfaces is decisive for the character of any piece of furniture. Therefore, we offer an almost limitless range of materials, allowing for an individual and special touch for each piece. Create your personal chair or table by choosing from our comprehensive collection of materials for the frame and upholstery. Please note that the materials listed here only represent a small selection of our production possibilities. Our specialist trade partner near you will be happy to offer advice.