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Michael Thonet was a pioneer in the furniture industry. He developed a method of using steam and pressure to bend round wooden strips into any shape required. Various components could be screwed together into a chair or table, just like a kit. Unlike many related Thonet furniture, the café chair A 14 can be considered timeless.
This modest chair was designed in 1859 and has been in production without interruption since then and has proved a remarkable commercial success. Many tens of millions have been sold.

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Title chair
Material and technique Wood, bent using steam, screwed together, stained brown, plaited rattan seat
Object type
Chair > Furniture > Living > Utensil
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 89,3 cm
Width 44,4 cm
Depth 51,5 cm
Artists Designer: Thonet
Accession number V 285 (KN&V)
Credits Gift Thonet, 2021
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 2021
Creation date in 1859
External exhibitions Stoel neemt stelling (2023)
Bending > Bent > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Bending > Bent > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Place of manufacture Vienna > Austria > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin Austria > Western Europe > Europe

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