Studio Hannes Wettstein, 2012
The savoy's contemporary reduced shape with its two softly curved legs from anthracite-coloured cast iron feel elegant. It takes a second glance to make the technically demanding three-dimensional geometry visible.
savoy is the modern interpretation of the horgenglarus cast legs produced since 1925. savoy is ideal for furnishing modern buildings made from glass, steel, or concrete with a traditional, cast-iron bistro table. savoy was designed in 2012 by the Zurich Studio Hannes Wettstein, whose icon chair had transported the classic aesthetics of the classic pub chair into the 21st century.
The savoy's contemporary reduced shape with its two softly curved legs from anthracite-coloured cast iron feel elegant. It takes a second glance to make the technically demanding three-dimensional geometry visible. Giesserei Chur manufactures it from cast iron, an even sturdier type of grey cast iron. This traditional sand-casting process is the highest quality method. Thanks to its archetypical shape the savoy can be combined with nearly any chair.
As with all cast legs, the savoy's 30mm table tops are made to measure from solid wood (also in square format). To ensure the tops remain level a dovetail batten has been inserted in a groove, an age-old principle form the 17th century. All tables have a height of 73cm and adjustable sliders.
Table top and edges made to measure in solid wood, cast iron legs with anthracite painted finish with original lettering, adjustable floor sliders, table top with dovetail battens, 30mm thick, leg width: 61.5cm
Table height: 74cm
Industrial and product designer. Studied in Darmstadt and London. 2000–2005 Worked at Hannes Wettstein in Zurich. 2007–2008 Completed projects in London and Shanghai and lectured at Shanghai's Tongji University. 2008–2014 Member of management and designer at Studio Hannes Wettstein.
Swiss architect and designer. Studied architecture at the ETH Zurich. From 2002 Director of the Agency by Hannes Wettstein (1958-2008). Established itself after Wettstein death to the creative head of the Agency, which acted under the name Studio Hannes Wettstein till early 2016 and today called Hürlemann.