Thonet was a German-Austrian furniture maker. Especially by bending wood Michael Thonet became famous.
Together with Metternicht she managed to get a patent for this. He developed a method of making furniture by boiling thin wooden slats in glue and making them pliable. He pressed these slats in a mould and finally covered them with veneer.
In 1819 he founded a furniture workshop in Boppard on the Rhine. In 1842 he was taken to Vienna where he laid the foundations of his present factory.
In 1859 Thonet designed the chair No. 14. Worldwide more than 50 million of these chairs were made. The factory, which today is run by Peter Thonet, is located in Frankenberg, Germany. The current designs of this furniture factory include the famous bentwood techniques and tubular steel classics.
Since 1889, production has taken place at seven different plants in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia and Germany.
Thonet's tube seats
In 1930 the factory also started to make metals. tube seats production. Here the designs of Mart Stam and others were made, he developed the famous S33 and S34. He also made the famous Ludwig Mies van der Rohe The famous MR10/MR533 and the MR20/MR 534 were created in the factory.
MR10/MR533 chair Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Photography© Roberto Ruiz
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