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S 43 Classic
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209 / 210
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B10/1
S 1200
B 117
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S 533
S 285
B 97
S 1521
Set B 97
LUM Standing Lamp
Offer
S 360
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B 9
214 K
404 / 404 F
B 10
MR 515/516/517
B 9 Glass
S 333 Sledge
Special Edition
S 32 PV / S 64 PV Pure Materials
118 / 118 M
S 35 LH
S 64 Swivel Chair
S 35 L
Offer
118 High Gloss
1025
S 32 V / S 64 V Pure Materials
B 97 Glass
S 32 L
S 285/0
S 32 V / S 64 V Pure Materials Special Edition
Special Edition
S 411
Set B 9 a + b
S 43 Swivel Chair
214
S 33 N All Seasons
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S 1520
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S 533 N All Seasons
S 43 K (Children's Chair)
S 8000
LUM Table Lamp
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B 9d/1
B 108
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S 1040 Outdoor
B 22
118 F
1500
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218 / 218 M
1140
Set B 9 Glass
Set B 97 Glass
119 F / 119 MF
S 40 Outdoor
S 661
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Thonet

Thonet can look back on a proud company history, one based on highest carpentry tradition, innovation and lasting success. At the end of the 19th century Michael Thonet's bentwood production process revolutionised the production of chairs and armchairs: Thonet's most famous furniture pieces include the classic Coffee House Chair No. 14 by Michael Thonet and the Bauhaus furniture such as Mart Stam's cantilever chair S 43 or the chair S 32/S 64 by the famous Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer. The furniture manufacturer Thonet was founded following the relocation of the Thonet family to Vienna in 1859. With the introduction of Chair No. 14, Thonet soon developed into a renowned manufacturer whose designer chairs and designer tables were produced under the most modern conditions. Parallel to the transfer of the company to the sons' of founder Michael Thonet, the company moved in new directions through the early 20th century, in particular in cooperation with Bauhaus students and teachers such as Marcel Breuer or Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Thus, in the 1920s, the Thonet were at the forefront of a move towards a more functional furniture design: classic tubular steel furniture from the Bauhaus era, which has lost none of its popularity and significance, still forms the foundation of this long-established company. One which today produces its furniture with the same love for handcraft and original design it always has. Amongst the more recent additions to the Thonet portfolio are modern versions of classic objects such as Sebastian Herkner's 118, an addition which expands and deepens the range of Thonet furniture for both the domestic and project markets.

The S 43 Classic looks as contemporary today as it did when almost a century ago

B9 Tischset

LUM Leuchte

The Thonet Family

The history of the Thonet furniture company dates back to 1819. In that year Michael Thonet founded his workshop in Boppard am Rhein and quickly established a first-class reputation: one Thonet would maintain for almost 200 years. In 1942 the company moved to Vienna and 10 years later Michael Thonet transferred the company to his sons as the company "Gebrüder Thonet". By the end of the 19th century, the furniture company had expanded worldwide - numerous factories, showrooms and sawmills were founded throughout the old and new Worlds. However, with the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy Thonet itself went into crisis and was merged in the 1920s with the Mundus AG and later with Jacob and Joseph Kohn. The advent of Bauhaus and the associated production of tubular steel furniture saw a revival of the companys' fortunes at beginning of the 20th century. In 1938, the shares in Thonet Mundus AG were bought back by the Thonet family. After World War II the majority of the Thonet factories were nationalised but the factory in Frankenberg (Oder) was rebuilt by Georg Thonet. With the appointment of Claus Thonet as member of the executive board, the fifth generation of the family finally joined the management in 1972. From 1976, the Austrian and German parts of the company were continued. independently Today, Peter Thonet leads the family business, which was renamed in 2006 from "Gebrüder Thonet" to "Thonet GmbH".

A Thonet family picture

The classic Coffee House Chair No. 214 from the year 1859

Part of the Thonet family since 2018: the 118 dining chair

Thonet. Sustainable.

Thonet follows the premise that profit-oriented growth must go hand in hand with environmental protection and responsible action with regard to ecology and social justice; consequently the company operates holistically, sustainably and with social awareness at all levels.

Sustainable materials, sustainably produced and extremely homely: Thonet 209

S 32

S 64 S 64 N

S 285

S 1200

Long-lasting products thanks to first-class quality

Thonet furniture has always been characterized by excellent quality and extreme durability. On the one hand, the timeless design of Thonet furniture, which, for example, in the case of the design classics by Marcel Breuer, have not lost none of their topicality since its inception, as well as the high quality of the materials and the excellent production. In addition, Thonet furniture is highly respectful of the environment, both during production and in the rare event that it is disposed of.

Thonet furniture is timeless and environmentally friendly

Future-oriented, sustainable

With a view to the future, sustainability is a core component of all of Thonet's corporate decisions. In particular, new product concepts are therefore carefully checked for recyclability, sustainability and environmental friendliness of the materials. The company now draws 100 percent of its electricity from sustainable energy sources. In order to make a further contribution to reducing the ecological footprint, Thonet has also invested in recycling systems for solvents.

Certified environmental management

Thonet's certified environmental management holds its own in international comparison and is based on the three pillars of economic sustainability, ecological sustainability and social sustainability. All Thonet employees are trained in accordance with these guidelines and undertake to act accordingly. The company communicates clear targets and reports annually on the environmental targets it has achieved. In 2020, water consumption, energy consumption, the amount of waste and CO2 emissions were significantly reduced compared to the previous year.

Made in Germany

Thonet has been producing furniture for over 200 years, furniture which today are all Made in Germany. With an unbroken passion for materials and craftsmanship, the Thonet design icons and contemporary Thonet furniture are created at the factory in Frankenberg. Production there is carried out according to the highest quality standards in several production steps that combine the most modern production technologies and traditional craftsmanship.

Environmental goals play a major role at Thonet

Selected and sustainable materials

A wide variety of materials and colours are employed by Thonet, and which are individually identified for each product, the selection of which being subject to systematic quality and environmental management. For example, all woods are FSC or PFSC-certified and the water-soluble stains used by Thonet contain less than 2 percent solvents. Leather comes exclusively from Europe and is tanned and dyed according to strict ecological guidelines. All textiles processed by Thonet have an abrasion rate of 25,000 or higher and are therefore particularly resistant and durable. The cane used by Thonet is a natural product made of rattan, which grows as a tropical climbing plant in the jungles of Indonesia and is neither bleached nor dyed.

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The Historia Supellexalis: "T" for Thonet

...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...

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...

Thonet & Design @ Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, Munich

...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...

Chemnitz Creative: Offspring @ GALERIE Angewandte Kunst Schneeberg

..." 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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