The German furniture manufacturer Thonet is a traditional family company with a long history. Originally the company was based in Vienna, where it earned international fame with their bentwood furniture in the 19th century.
The economic success of the Thonet brothers began with the famous Vienna Café Chair, which was first designed in the year 1859 and is known as the best piece of industrial furniture worldwide. The first serial production of furniture was made possible with a production method developed by Thonet, which essentially bent solid wood and brought about the so-called bentwood furniture. This chair is still known by most as the Chair No. 214 or Chair No. 215 with armrests, especially with the seat and backrest made of basketwork.
Since 1890 Thonet has moved their HQ to the Hessian town Frankenberg in Germany (with interruptions). In this location Thonet still produces big design classics and steel tube Bauhaus furniture according to the designs by Mies van der Rohe, Mart Stam, Marcel Breuer, or Le Corbusier, as well as realising designs by contemporary designers such as Hadi Teherani, Norman Foster, or Stefan Diez.
Next to newer designs you will certainly also find world-famous Thonet classics in our online shop, like the Cantilever Chair S 32, which combines wood, basketwork, and steel tube; with armrests this chair is called Cantilever Chair S 64. A variation of this design classic is the Cantilever Chair S 43, designed by Mart Stam for Thonet in the year 1931, while the Cantilever Chair S 43 Classics in Colour is a re-edition from the year 2014, the first to feature a coloured, lacquered steel tube frame.
Bentwood furniture like the Vienna Café Chair No. 214 or Bauhaus classics like the Cantilever Chair S 32, Thonet furniture is represented in all the important design collections of the world and give every interior a special touch. A Thonet classic enhances your environment tremendously, for it wonderfully and harmoniously adapts to most furnishing styles.