Thonet Does Automotive Design - First Gear Shift Lever by Thonet

Thonet Does Automotive Design: First Gear Shift Lever by Thonet

At the Geneva International Motor Show the Thonet gear shift lever presented to a worldwide audience. The launch took place in the exclusive "Volvo S60 Lounge" which has been completely fitted out by Thonet.

The gear shift lever represents a combination of tradition and modernity in a product that has been developed jointly by Thonet and HEICO. The lever harks back to Thonet's longstanding tradition of wood manufacturing.

The curved shape of the lever conveys lightness and reflects the design language of the floating centre console. It is crafted from the finest oak, beech or walnut wood and available as a limited edition that is hand made in an elaborate multi-stage process. Due to their longstanding experience in woodworking, Thonet was the perfect partner for implementing this ambitious project.


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