The unique success story of Thonet began with the work of master carpenter Michael Thonet. Since establishing his first workshop in Boppard on the River Rhine in 1819, the name Thonet has stood for high-quality, innovative and elegant furniture. Thonet collaborates with renowned national and international designers - in addition, some of the furniture is designed by the in-house Thonet Design Team.
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News About Thonet
Bentwood and Beyond: Thonet and Modern Furniture Design
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the world-famous company Thonet, the MAK has announced 'Bentwood and Beyond: Thonet and Modern Furniture Design.' The exhibition will feature the entire company history from the first half of the 19th century up to today.
Thonet Side Table S 18 by Uli Budde
Thonet has unveiled Side Table S 18 by Uli Budde. Reminiscent of an infinite loop, the linear tubular steel frame forms a pendant corresponding to the tabletop and the central motif of the circle.
Thonet Opens First Pop-up Café in Vienna
Thonet opened a Pop-up Café in the heart of Vienna's 1st district. The new café is a contemporary homage to the traditional history of the company.
Thonet Desk S 1200: Small, Fine and Functional
Thonet has unveiled the S 1200, a desk specially designed for use in the home.
The 107: A Comfortable and Resilient Wooden Chair for Restaurants and Bistros
Designed by Robert Stadler for Thonet, The 107 chair is particularly suited for use in restaurants and cafes, thanks to an excellent combination of elegance, stability and lightness.
Thonet Opens a New Store in The Squaire at Frankfurt Airport
On 22 September 2011, Thonet opened its newest dedicated store in The Squaire, 660 meter long and the new core at Frankfurt airport.
Thonet 405 PF and 406 PF Padded Armchairs by Stefan Diez
The use of bentwood for excellent seating comfort has always been a hallmark of Thonet's seating furniture.
Thonet S1055 Extensible Table Series
Thonet's new extensible table series for living and dining spaces was first shown at the Milan furniture fair in 2011.
Thonet S 8000 Conference Table System
Strong design and great functionality: the renowned architect Hadi Teherani has brought his wealth of experience to bear in the design of the S 8000 conference table system for Thonet.
The LUM Floor Lamp: Latest Addition to Thonet's Product Range
The chromed steel tubing of Thonet's signature cantilever chairs and the design principles from the Bauhaus era form the basis for the design of the company's new LUM floor lamp.
The S 160 Chair Series for Auditorium Spaces
The S160 chair series perfectly meets the requirements for commercial spaces where setting up seating has to be carried out within a short space of time.
Thonet Does Automotive Design: First Gear Shift Lever by Thonet
At the Geneva International Motor Show the Thonet gear shift lever presented to a worldwide audience.
Classics for Kids: The Special Edition of the Thonet Classics 214 and S 43 for Kids
Great classics for little people: the Thonet company will be producing two icons of furniture design in a special edition for children.
Thonet Collect: Thonet's Rocking Chair No. 1 Limited Edition
Thonet's rocking chair, which became famous under the name Schaukel-Fauteuil No. 1, is a masterpiece of craftsmanship: the first rocking chair in the world that was manufactured from bentwood.
The 1130 Table Range: Strikingly Simple, Innovative Yet Familiar
For Thonet, the Japanese designer Naoto Fukusawa has developed an extending table in wood with a convincing clear and simple form.
The Distinctive 404 H Barstool by Stefan Diez
Quirky, unique and comfortable - just like the whole prize-winning 404 family - Thonet presents the three-legged 404 H barstool by Stefan Diez with its distinctive, saddle-like seat.
Bentwood Chair 214 Turns 150 in 2009
When Michael Thonet first introduced his bentwood chair in Vienna in 1859, little did he know that he had created what would become the first mass-produced chair in the world.
Thonet's Chair Series 404/404F and The New 1404 Tables
With the 404 model, Stefan Diez has created for Thonet a modern wooden chair available in a narrow version (404), with a broader curved backrest (404F), and in various contemporary colours.
From 5th to 9th April, five designs for the new Thonet chair were on exhibition as the collaboration with the Scuola Politecnica di Design coordinated by Riccardo Blumer.
Mentions of Thonet
In the Making at Design Museum
In the Making, on view at the Design Museum from January 22 to May 4, 2014, captures over twenty objects mid-manufacture, putting the aesthetic of the unfinished centre stage.
Laufer + Keichel Designs 330 Chair Series for Thonet
Thonet has recently commissioned Berlin-based industrial designer duo Julia Laufer and Marcus Keichel to design the 330 product family.
Thonet Concept Bike by Andy Martin Studio
Andy Martin Studio has designed a concept road bicycle for Thonet using their steam bending process developed in the 1930s.
Design Museum Collection App for iPad
The Design Museum released its first iPad Collection App featuring 59 objects from the museum's collection.
Thonet S 1300 Table System: Intelligent, Functional, Efficient
With its new S 1300 Table System, Thonet presents an intelligent solution for both the contract and office sector.
SHH Combines the Contemporary and the Classic for International Shipping Company Offices
SHH has completed an office interiors project, set within a 5-storey early Georgian terrace in the West End of London, for an international shipping company.
90 Years of the Bauhaus: Mart Stam's S 43 in Special Edition
Thonet is producing Mart Stam's S 43 cantilever chair in a special edition with many new colour options.