S118 THONET HIGH GLOSS 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 cuttingedge 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.
Frame solid wood, without armrests, moulded plywood stained beech (standard colours: TP 24 walnut, TP 29 black, TP 107 lightened, TP 200 white pigmented laquer, as RAL 6003 olive green) or High Gloss (standard colours: black, dark blue, dark red, antique pink, mint, dark brown-violett). Seat with cane work, moulded plywood seat. Available in many wood stains and natural finishes.
Sebastian Herkner added sophisticated details, which make the design less dominant yet even nobler. The shape of the chair’s legs is another special feature: they’re rounded on the back, and slight edges on the front create a certain break, which alludes to the horseshoe shape of the seating surface. The bent seat frame and the hand crafted seat covered with wicker cane refer to the original archetype of a Thonet chair, no. 214.
80mm Tall x 460mm Seat Height x 500mm Deep x 420mm Wide
Manufactured to order, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Made in Germany