Thonet is one of the oldest furniture manufacturers in the world and has been producing living and contract furniture of the highest quality since 1819. The courage to always venture into new territory – with innovative technologies and outstanding design – without leaving behind the roots of its corporate tradition has made Thonet famous around the world. All of the company’s work is characterised by the combination of form, function and aesthetics.

Company founder Michael Thonet had his breakthrough in 1859 with the iconic chair No. 14, the so-called Vienna Coffee House Chair: the innovative technique of bending solid beech wood enabled the industrial mass production of a chair for the first time. Tubular steel is the second important material in Thonet’s portfolio: in the 1930s, the company was the world’s largest producer of tubular steel furniture – at the time, absolutely innovative and designed by famous Bauhaus architects. Today, Thonet’s furniture designs are considered milestones in design history.

Thonet is one of the oldest furniture manufacturers in the world and has been producing living and contract furniture of the highest quality since 1819. The courage to always venture into new territory – with innovative technologies and outstanding design – without leaving behind the roots of its corporate tradition has made Thonet famous around the world. All of the company’s work is characterised by the combination of form, function and aesthetics.

Company founder Michael Thonet had his breakthrough in 1859 with the iconic chair No. 14, the so-called Vienna Coffee House Chair: the innovative technique of bending solid beech wood enabled the industrial mass production of a chair for the first time. Tubular steel is the second important material in Thonet’s portfolio: in the 1930s, the company was the world’s largest producer of tubular steel furniture – at the time, absolutely innovative and designed by famous Bauhaus architects. Today, Thonet’s furniture designs are considered milestones in design history.