Italian-Danish design duo GamFratesi’s designs for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna include the Allegory desk. The concept of the desk is a really beautiful creation using the rounded shape from the cane seat Era chairs as a divider & memo board.
“Allegory is a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms. This literal expression is used in all forms of art, to illustrate ideas and concepts in ways that are comprehensible to its viewers. The circle as an abstract geometric figure to define the personal space. We believe we deserve a somewhat private and intimate place to work, write or simply sit with our laptop. We have therefore combined the traditional Thonet expression using a bend wood structure together with an iconic circular woven cane to allow to screen or being used to set personal items, messages and images.”
They also created the Targa sofa and Morris chairs with the classic Thonet details and cane material.