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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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Materials

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  • Sahara
  • 64 Orange
  • 30 Red
  • 33 Wine red
  • 70 Geen
  • 55 Blue
  • 41 Grey-Orange
  • 54 Purple
  • 68 Light blue
  • 60 Light grey
  • 16 Grey brown
  • 08 Beige
  • 67 White
  • Leather 1
  • 635 Latte
  • 659 Tortora
  • 646 Moretto
  • 608 Marrone
  • 628 Sabbia
  • 618 Arnacio
  • 614 Rosso
  • 631 Green
  • 624 Azzurro
  • 649 Cielo
  • 623 Grigio
  • 622 Nero
  • Leather 2
  • 101 White
  • 108 Brown
  • 109 Black
  • 184 Red
  • Cane work
  • with supporting synthetic mesh
  • w/o supporting synthetic mesh

Surfaces

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  • Beech stained
  • TP 17 Beech nature
  • TP 107 Beech lightened
  • TP 34 Mahogany
  • TP 24 Walnut
  • TP 44 Cherry tree
  • TP 89 Brown
  • RAL 1012 Lemon Yellow
  • RAL 6003 Olive green
  • RAL 3007 Purple
  • RAL 7021 Black grey
  • TP 29 Black
  • White pigmented lacquer
  • NCS S 7020-R70B Blue black
  • NCS S 5040-R90B Dark blue
  • NCS S 4020-B50G Grey green
  • NCS S 2030-R80B Powder blue
  • NCS S 1030-B Azure blue
  • NCS S 1070-Y90R Coral red
  • NCS S 3050-Y90R Rust red
  • NCS S 2030-G30Y Reed green

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