...Thonet A Michael; A Twist; A Portfolio of Patents According to the Felsbilder of the Nymphs of Loreley, that most important of sources of information of the earliest (hi)story of the contemporary Rheinland, the Thonet arose in the community of Boppard, a community framed on the one side by a series of swinging aqueous curves as the Rhein meanders its way slowly through the metamorphic rock of the Rhenish Massif, and on the other by a range of peaks of that Massif on whose flowing curving sides innumerable wild vines sweep and curve vertically and horizontally... And thus a Boppard that for a great many centuries was essentially cut off from the surrounding communities, and where the Thonet lived a quiet existence fishing, bee-keeping and building chairs defined by their sweeping, curving, swinging, meandering frames whose origins no-one could explain but which had been constructed in Boppard for as long as anyone could remember...
Pure Materials version:
|Frame: tubular steel, chrome plated
Seat/Backrest: buffalo leather, brown or butt leather, black, natural (full grain)
Armrest panels: walnut oiled or stained beech
Glides: plastic, black
|Available in classic leather or Pure Material's (buffalo leather).
|With plastic glides, felt glides for hard floors available on request
|To treat stains, use a damp cloth and, if necessary, a mild, neutral detergent. Please also refer to the brochure included with the delivery
Note: As a natural product, all leathers of the Pure Materials collection react with characteristic traces of wear and gradually develop an individual and exclusive look.
|Certificates & Sustainability
|Thonet has declared sustainability to be a corporate principle. The manufacturer continuously optimizes all processes from production/technology, materials management and recyclability to transport routes and constantly pays attention to resource-saving energy and material consumption. Last but not least, social and ethical principles are among the top priorities. Thonet has been awarded the "Green Globe Certificate" for its measures of sustainable and environmentally friendly management - further details can be found here.
|Complimenting S 35 LH footstool available separately.
|Click for more information (ca. 20 MB).
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Bentwood and Beyond. Thonet and Modern Furniture Design @ the MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna
...One such being inarguably Michael Thonet... Thonet and Modern Furniture Design the MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst Vienna navigate the history of that tributary and explore its legacy and contemporary relevance, and relationship, to the course of furniture design...
...Can it be a coincidence that Boppard's most famous son, Michael Thonet, is most popularly known for his curving bentwood chairs?... What is less contentious is that the flow and meandering of first Michael Thonet's creativity and vigour and subsequently that of the company Thonet has carved its mark not only on the Rhenish Massif furniture design and on understandings of furniture, but also the furniture industry, from production to sales and distribution...
smow blog Design Calendar: June 1st 1932 - Mart Stam Awarded Artistic Copyright for the Cubic Cantilever Chair
...In July 1928 Marcel Breuer began cooperating with Thonet 4, by January 1929 Thonet were marketing the first Breuer works, and in the course of that year the first Thonet tubular steel furniture catalogue was published, a catalogue featuring exclusively Breuer's designs5... Thus in early 1929 one had a situation in which both Standard-Möbel and Thonet were selling Breuer tubular steel furniture...
..." The evidence to back up Jochen Voigt's claim can be seen in objects such as, amongst others, Randolf Schott's S 1200 secretary and S 95 conference chair for Thonet, Rüdiger Schaack's Allright cantilever chair and Swing Up office chair for Sedus or Jo Zarth's product and corporate design work for the German razor and shaving accessory manufacturer Mühle...
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