alvin chan designer

The miniature paper Thonet Chair is developed for the 1:16 (onetosixteen) collection during my work placement with tna design studio. 1:16 is created by studio founder Tomoko Azumi, with the mission to curate a miniature paper museum of iconic chair designs, for people to own a piece of design history.

One set of the 1:16 Thonet chair includes the paper chair model and its relevant interior, setting the scene. Both elements were iterated extensively, to perfect the final outcome that showcases the minimalist elegance of Michael Thonet’s design at the time with the grandiose interior of Viennese coffeehouses.