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DesignMichael Thonet, 1859

The famous coffee house chair is an icon

The famous coffee house chair is an icon and considered the most successful mass produced product in the world to date: it initiated the history of modern furniture. The basis was a new technique – the bending of solid wood – that Michael Thonet developed and perfected during the 1850s, and it was the first time serial furniture production was possible. Added was an ingenious distribution model: 36 disassembled chairs could be packed into a one cubic metre box, shipped throughout the world, and then assembled on site. With its clear, reduced aesthetics this classic has been placed in the most diverse environments for more than 150 years. It is produced in our Frankenberg facility.


Without armrests, open back or backrest (215). Seat and backrest with cane work or covered with leather or fabric. Seat also available as moulded plywood seat. All wooden parts in stained beech.

Also available in "Pure Materials" versions.


Designer

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Michael Thonet

Michael Thonet

Thonet. With the invention of bentwood furniture, Michael Thonet laid the cornerstone of industrial production. He was born in 1796 in Boppard/Rhine, where he opened his own workshop in 1819. In 1842 Prince Metternich summoned him to Vienna. Together with his sons he founded a company in 1849; within a short amount of time it became globally successful and expanded rapidly. More than 865,000 bentwood chairs per year were produced in today's Czech Republic, Hungary, and Russia. Michael Thonet died in Vienna in 1871; his sons then took over the company. During the 1930s, Thonet was committed to the construction and technology of tubular steel furniture and quickly became the largest manufacturer in the world. World War II represented a harsh caesura: the plants in the eastern regions were disowned. The facility in Frankenberg (Germany), founded in 1889, has been the corporate headquarter and production site since then.

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Individuality is our standard!

The sensitive selection of the surfaces is decisive for the character of any piece of furniture. Therefore, we offer an almost limitless range of materials, allowing for an individual and special touch for each piece. Create your personal chair or table by choosing from our comprehensive collection of materials for the frame and upholstery. Please note that the materials listed here only represent a small selection of our production possibilities. Our specialist trade partner near you will be happy to offer advice.

Materials

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  • Natural nubuck leather
  • 9 Dark brown / Seam colour: 887 Ochre-brown
  • 8 Greengrey / Seam colour: 32 Black blue
  • 1 Medium brown / Seam colour: 448 Orange brown
  • 5 Ochre- brown / Seam colour: 221 Red
  • 2 Purple / Seam colour: 707 Green
  • 10 Black / Seam colour: 968 Yellow
  • 4 Sandbeige / Seam colour: 634 Warm grey
  • Natural napa leather
  • 4223 Bordeaux / Seam colour: 302 Pine green
  • 2617 Cognac / Seam colour: 406 Dark brown
  • 2001 Dark brown / Seam colour: 887 Ochre-brown
  • 2488 Medium brown / Seam colour: 000 Black
  • 3446 Sand / Seam colour: 406 Dark brown
  • 500 Black / Seam colour: 701 Grey
  • Olive Galicia
  • Madeira
  • Leather Linea
  • 618 Arnacio
  • 624 Azzurro
  • 635 Bianco
  • 649 Cielo
  • 631 Green
  • 608 Marrone
  • 646 Moretto
  • 622 Nero
  • 614 Rosso
  • 628 Sabbia
  • 659 Tortora
  • ThonetTec®
  • 06 Light yellow
  • 69 Blue
  • 11 Creme
  • 01 Cream white
  • 23 Dark brown
  • 09 Yellow
  • 43 Green
  • 75 Grey
  • 35 Orange
  • Credo
  • 24 Azur
  • 25 Moss
  • 22 Stone
  • 19 Snow
  • 2 Safran
  • Novum
  • 15 Curry
  • 33 Mambo
  • 08 Prime
  • 23 Viola
  • 30 Lagoon
  • Steelcut Trio 2
  • 153 Grey- black
  • 213 Beige
  • 353 Brown-turquoise
  • 665 Red
  • 675 Blue
  • Remix 2
  • 443 Orange
  • 383 Black brown
  • 123 Light grey
  • 133 Grey beige
  • 933 Green
  • Cane work
  • Cane work with supporting synthetic mesh
  • Cane work without supporting synthetic mesh

Surfaces

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  • Pure Materials
  • Ash
  • Wood & Veneers
  • Beech
  • Stains
  • White pigmented lacquer TP 200
  • Lightened TP 107
  • Walnut TP 24
  • Dark brown TP 89
  • Azure blue TP 250
  • Reed green TP 262
  • Grey green TP 269
  • Black TP 29
  • Coral red TP 233

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