Bistros Finest

This month we're celebrating one our favorite dining chairs...Michael Thonet chairs.
Micheal was an innovator, creating the celebrated bentwood chair. As a matter of fact, he was awarded a bronze medal for his Vienna bentwood chair; an international breakthrough.


Later, in 1859 chair Nr. 14 - better known as Konsumstuhl Nr. 14, coffee shop chair no. 14 - still called the "chair of chairs" with some 50 million produced up until 1930; yielded a gold medal for Thonet's enterprise at the 1867 Paris World's Fair. The "Bistro" chair was made of six pieces of steam-bentwood, ten screws, and two nuts. The wooden parts were made by heating beechwood slats to 100 degrees Celsius, pressing them into curved cast-iron molds, and then drying them at around 70 degrees Celsius for 20 hours.

Now, the chair is made of eight pieces of wood; two diagonal braces were added between the seat + back to strengthen joints. The seat often made of woven cane or palm.

Thonet with cushion in vibrant colors

Updated in pastels 

This lovely modern antique is still being produced by Thonet, it's new name is 214.


PS, Happy New Year!

Must Have: Cool Étagère

Duvet Me!