Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Michael Thonet 1796-1871. An incredibly influential man
in the design and manufacture of quality furniture. His
cafe chair sold more than any other chair design in history.
It has become the most influential design in the history of furniture.
The Thonet bentwood chair consists of only six components
(plus a few screws and nuts) and the design has remained
virtually unchanged for nearly 150 years.
I was fortunate enough to purchase a very special set of
early Thonet walnut chairs with a table only this week. I'll
post a picture later.