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The 214 K stands as an evolution of the Thonet 214, an object universally known as the Vienna coffee house chair and one of furniture design's most endearing and enduring objects. Developed by Michael Thonet bentwood revolutionized the production of furniture and created arguably the most successful mass produced furniture item ever. The 214 K is similar to the classic in every respect, except an elaborate knot has been incorporated in the right front leg of the coffee house chair, as decoration and a demonstration of the versatility of the Thonet bentwood process.

Details

Product type Multi-purpose chair
Dimensions
Weight 3 kg
Colours Stained beech
Schwarz
Dunkelbraun
Mahagonifarbig

Cane

Material Base: beech
Seat: cane
Function & properties Knot in front right leg
Care
Wood surfaces Wickerwork

For detailed care instructions regarding the wooden parts of the product please click on the image (ca. 0,7 MB)

For detailed care instructions regarding the wickerwork of the product please click on the image (ca. 0,2 MB)

Certificates & Sustainability Green Globe Certificate
Warranty 24 months
Product family Thonet Coffeehouse chairs
Accessories Matching cushion available in different colours
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 2,5 MB).

Popular versions

214 K, Black stained beech
214 K, Dark brown stained beech
214 K, Mahogany stained beech

Design Story

In the 1850s, the German carpenter Michael Thonet worked intensively to develop a method by which one could shape and form rigid timber. Having eventually perfected his process he went on to design a chair composed of 6 curved wooden parts and which was suitable for industrial mass production. With 36 chairs packed in a 1 cubic meter box the Thonet 214 could be easily shipped worldwide, a fact which meant the Thonet chair quickly became a favourite in cafes, restaurants and other public spaces. And today, over 150 years later the Thonet coffee house chair still impresses with its flowing form in which the backrest becomes the rear legs. A family owned manufacturer in the 5th generation Thonet have a strong sense of tradition, but also a sense for contemporary design. And of humour. As neatly demonstrated by the knot in the right front leg 214 K: a knot which is not only an artistic embellishment of the otherwise reduce linear form but which perfectly demonstrates the versatility and universal applicability of the bentwood process Michael Thonet spent so long developing.

Designer Michael Thonet

More about '214 K' in our blog

Thonet: 150 years of tradition

In the next week or so we will be introducing here some of the new products from Thonet that are now available at smow.com. But before we get that far, a small video below that explains something of the story of Thonet furniture and the production process...

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Accessories

Seat Pad for 214

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