About Thonet

Thonet today, as in the past, is considered a pioneer of furniture design throughout the world. The company was established in 1819 by Michael Thonet to produce his own designs, using the then new bentwood process, which he developed. Within a short period of time it became a major furniture manufacturer with a global distribution network. In the 1930's a major expansion took place with the addition of tubular steel furniture from famous Bauhaus

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A favourite piece to sink into: Lounge chair 808

Thonet GmbH

06.10.2017

Things are getting cosy now: Thonet is again launching its annual autumn campaign – this year, from 1 September 2017 until 30 April 2018, each purchase of a lounge chair 808 will include an ottoman 808 H as a gift. For this campaign, two different

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Les Arts décoratifs de Paris: Cosmopolitan French Taste

TLmag

02.05.2017

Les Arts décoratifs, the Paris-based applied arts organisation, preserves the art of French living while keeping time with contemporary creation and craft.

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Renaat Braem: Between Geometry and Fluidity

TLmag

24.04.2017

One of the leading architects of the 20th century, Renaat Braem combined a passion for expressive, fluid decoration with constructivist architecture at his private home and studio in Antwerp.

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Material Tendencies: Stefan Diez

Anita Hackethal

19.10.2015

As both the industrial designer and trained cabinet-maker, Stefan Diez’s concern with objects is based more than anything on how they are made. His approach to design is guided by a desire to process material as constructively and intelligently as

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„neue räume“ - the design hotspot in Zurich

Neue Räume

05.10.2015

From 18 to 22 November 2015, the „neue räume“ international interior design exhibition will be opening its doors again at the ABB Hall in Zurich. Once again, an impressive array of contemporary design from renowned international and swiss

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Systematic: furniture that grows on you

Simon Keane-Cowell

08.02.2013

System furniture did what it's wont to do at this year's imm cologne: expand. A number of new and innovative furniture programmes, modular in nature, were shown alongside augmented and reworked old favourites. It's all about joined-up thinking.

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Thonet goes Automobil-Design: erster Thonet-Schalthebel der ...

Thonet GmbH

09.03.2010

Anlässlich des Genfer Automobilsalons (4. bis 14. März 2010) wird der gemeinsam mit HEICO SPORTIV entwickelte Thonet- Schalthebel aus Holz erstmals der Weltöffentlichkeit präsentiert.

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Thonet Fotowettbewerb 214x214: Großartige Beiträge ...

Thonet GmbH

20.02.2010

Über 300 Fotos aus 19 Ländern dokumentieren: Der berühmte Thonet Kaffeehausstuhl 214 (ehemals Nr. 14) ist so zeitgemäß wie eh und je.

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90 Years Bauhaus

Nils Becker

25.08.2009

Exactly 90 years ago Weimar saw the foundation of the institution which more than any other influenced the architecture, design and art of the twentieth century.

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