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214 K Chair

by Michael Thonet, 1859 — 1.660,00 €
Thonet 214 K Chair

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1.660,00 € *
Limited stock - only 2 x in stock, delivery time 1 working day (country of delivery Germany)
3 % advance payment discount*: 1.610,20 € (Save 49,80 €)

The 214 K chair 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.
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Product type Multi-purpose chair
Weight 3 kg
Colours Stained beech


Material Base: beech
Seat: cane
Function & properties Knot in front right leg
Delivery includes With plastic glides
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 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 information can be found here.
Warranty 24 months
Product family Thonet Coffeehouse chairs
Accessories Matching cushion available in different colours
Datasheet Click for more information (ca. 2,5 MB).
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214 K Chair, Black stained beech
5 + 1

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

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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 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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Seat Pad for 214

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