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Chair 214, with wicker seat and supporting mesh

By Thonet


  • Description

    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 meter 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.

  • Technical Info

    Measurements: W: 43 x D: 52 x H: 84 cm

    Materials: Seat with cane work and supporting mesh. Seat also available as molded plywood seat. All wooden parts in stained beech. Comes with felt glides.

  • Designer
    Michael 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. 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.
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  • Delivery

    10-11 weeks
    Made to order item

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