Designer: Sebastian Herkner, Marialaura Rossiello Irvine, Günter Eberle
Circolo Filologico Milanese
Via Clerici, 10
As the Circolo Filologico Milanese is based on the values of community and of sharing and exchanging knowledge, so the origins of the internationally renowned furniture manufacturer Thonet are based on the shared spaces and encounters of the historic Viennese coffee houses. With “Circolo Thonet”, designed by Sebastian Herkner, the German brand places its focus once more on communal experiences and shows its visitors the most defining pieces of its collection in a one-of-a-kind presentation. A carousel-like installation at the center of the historic Liberty Room showcases the company’s latest products by international designers such as Sebastian Herkner, Marialaura Rossiello Irvine and Werner Aisslinger next to iconic design classics made of bentwood and tubular steel.
Sebastian Herkner designs objects and furniture by merging various cultural contexts and combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship to highlight the multifaceted beauty of materials.
MARIALAURA ROSSIELLO IRVINE
Studio Irvine was founded by James Irvine (1958-2013) and is now run by Marialaura Rossiello Irvine. It is a design practice defined by a vision of constant evolution aiming for timeless design.
Little is known about Günter Eberle, former head of Thonet’s architecture department, but his legacy includes various furniture designs created during his time at the company – some of which are award winning.