218 THONET DINING CHAIR
The unique success story of Thonet began with the work of master carpenter Michael Thonet (1796-1871), which established the transition from manual furniture production to industrial production. Michael Thonet succeeded in making the breakthrough to industrial production in 1859 in Vienna with chair No.14, later called the „Vienna coffee house chair“, for which the innovative technique of bending solid beech wood was used. Chair No.14 cleared the way for Thonet to become a global enterprise, and numerous successful bentwood designs followed. Thonet’s production peaked in 1912: that year, two million units were produced and sold worldwide.
The family company has had its head ofﬁces in Frankenberg in the north of Hesse. Today, all bentwood and tubular steel classics as well as the contemporary collections are produced here in a facility with cutting edge production equipment and a staff of workers with vast experience to draw upon. Thonet still develops innovative products that stand out due to their quality materials and timeless formal language and always take sustainability and durability under consideration.
First manufactured in 1876 as model no.18 with the striking “hairpin” in its backrest, the classic design returns to the Thonet portfolio with clear and reduced aesthetics as 218. The chair is made from bent solid beech wood. Available in many wood stains and natural finishes. Its still a relevant classic and is easy to add to many interior styles.
840mm Tall x 460mm Seat Height x 520mm Deep x 430mm Wide
Manufactured to order, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Made in GermanyPlease note, some images may include our Dyke & Dean logo as a watermark which does not appear on the product itself and that some colours and finishes may vary due to screen calibration.