THONET been producing furniture for the home and contract
segments for two centuries: at our Frankenberg site, bentwood and tubular steel design icons as well as contemporary furniture by
renowned designers are produced with a passion for the materials and extraordinary precision.
The combination of state-of-the-art production technologies and traditional craftsmanship makes Thonet one of the most
successful furniture companies.
Walter Gropius' first automatic watch received the Good Design Award, the oldest design prize in the world, before its official launch. The watch with the name "Atrium" provides insights into the Bauhaus architecture in two ways. Through the transparent back of the watch, you can look directly into the heart of the watch, the automatic movement, through a metal construction. This construction is based on the window bars of the Bauhaus in Dessau and emphasizes the light-flooded glass and steel architecture of Walter Gropius.
The black clock face echoes the famous window front. The colored windows give the viewer the feeling of being in the atrium itself. These windows are inspired by the mystical incidence of light through the stained glass windows in the chapel of Notre-Dame-du-Haut in Ronchamp, built by Le Corbusier. Using this example of industrial and sacred architecture, WALTER GROPIUS symbolizes the necessary coexistence of rationality and function as well as subjective sensations and emotions in an industrial product. It should be noted that there are different dials as well as leather and Milanese straps for the watch.
- Case height: 12 cm
- Case diameter: 40 cm
- Case material: 100% stainless steel
- Water resistance: 5 bar
- Crystal: Sapphire crystal
- Movement: Seiko Intruments automatic movement NH71