TG2 Chair by Thore Garbers for Wilde + Spieth

May 17, 2009

We’re currently at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, where we spotted the new TG2 chair, designed by Thore Garbers for Wilde + Spieth.

The chair is made of fibreglass, its wide and continuous folds flow, to maximise body contact. Natural rubbers or leathers, in a range of colour combinations, are overlaid to create a chair that is equally appropriate for external or internal environments.

The designer – Thore Garbers:

About Thore Garbers

Thore Garbers’ career spans not only architecture, furniture and product design, but also extends to include work in opera and film. Garbers, born in 1971, was for many years associated as a designer with Daniel Libeskind where he was responsible for realising such significant international cultural projects as the extension to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, and the Serpentine Summer Pavilion, London UK. He was also responsible for winning major international competitions and commissions for the Studio, particularly in the USA and Asia. Garbers and Libeskind co-directed and designed sets and costumes for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, as one of a number of operatic collaborations in Germany. In 2005 they jointly taught a theoretical unit at the renowned HSG Business School in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Garbers has now formed his own Studio in London UK “Garbers & James” which holds commissions from major public international cultural institutions, private clients and the continuing development of a number of product designs. In this context he has also started his contribution to the WILDE+SPIETH product development.