Linon suspension lamp, designed by Andrea Scholz for Thonet to be an icon of design and sustainability.
The LINON suspension lamp, with its simple and circular shape, enriches the current range of Thonet products faithfully respecting the style and, together with the new lamps Kuula and LUM 50, adds another piece to the proposal of solutions for all-round furnishings.
The designer Andrea Scholz was inspired by the strongly classical shapes and patterns of the Vienna straw chair and the Mart Stam cantilever to propose two prints for the
shade screen. Both the spotted motif and the thin silk-screened lines on the linen produce a dynamic effect that catches the eye in any interior, private or public.
To create the two iconic models Andrea Scholz, designer of the study Koivuu in Berlin, it was inspired by the Thonet sessions that are well known from personal experience. The stylistic code of the Hessian company is recognizable only to a closer look. The imposing drum shades adjustable in height are proposed in the "Wickerwork" model with a spotted motif, in two shades of color, reminiscent of the Vienna straw plots of bentwood classics or Thonet steel tubing.
In the "Cantilever" model, on the other hand, the thin lines on oil or black background refer, for the most attentive observer, to the profile of the S 43 cantilever chair frame. In this way LINON fits naturally into the tradition of Thonet, enriching the collection of upholstered furniture, tables and chairs in an original way.
The patterns printed on the precious biological linen of the lampshade are screen-printed by hand (one of the oldest methods of printing craftsmanship) using specific ecological colors. No chemical substance is used in the cultivation of flax and in the chosen colors. The irregular surface and the inclusions typical of the processing of natural materials give LINON a special character making each lamp a unique piece.