MICKEY IN PARIS
PROJECT ROOM #9
For the 2023 edition of the Paris Design Week, Project Room #9 is dedicated to India Mahdavi’s latest collaboration with Austrian furniture manufacturer Gebrüder Thonet Vienna.
In response to their invitation and for the second year in a row, the designer delved into the Austrian brand’s unique savoir-faire and unveils a lounge chair called Mickey.
‘The Mickey chair is high and comfy,
but also embracing, colorful and kind.
A friend to cherish and with big ears,
who listens to all your fears.’
A palpable echo to Mahdavi’s childhood heroes, its wide-open ears are also a tribute to the company’s ancestral know-how with curved lines shaped out of bent wood. ‘Gebrüder Thonet Vienna is the only manufacturer in the world that enables you to translate a free hand drawing by giving it a wooden materiality of that quality’, says India Mahdavi.