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Thonet A150 Chair

Inspired by Michael Thonet

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Thonet A150 Chair
The Product The Specs
  • Designed in the 1850s
  • Durable seat
  • Originally made from wood

THE A150 CHAIR

Our metal design comes in five colours to best suit your home, offering a modern twist to the beloved classic that continues to be one of Thonet's most popular designs. Place it in your kitchen, living room or home study, this timeless chair will look great anywhere.

HISTORY OF A150 CHAIR

Originally made from bentwood, which used a special technique to bend wood, the A150 Chair was a departure from other chairs at the time. With its curved wood design as its main feature, the A150 produced over 10 000 in its first year, exceeding over 50 000 chairs by 1860. Designed in the 1850s, Thonet’s A150 Chair became a favourite for cafés and restaurants, and you can still find these chairs in eateries around the world.

  • Width: 44 cm
  • Height: 91 cm
  • Depth: 46 cm
  • Packaging: 46cm x 47.5cm x 94cm
  • Packaging weight: 8 kg
  • Seat Height: 45 cm
  • Boxes: 1
Michael Thonet

About The Designer:

Michael Thonet

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1796-1871 (Germany - Austria)

German designer, Michael Thonet was a skilled furniture craftsman who revolutionised the wood industry when he discovered a new method of bending timber. His painstaking explorations into the limitations and flexibility of wood led to some of the 20th century’s most important advances in materials technology. By 1900, Thonet’s experiments made it possible to make curved furniture from any type of wood, even fragile varieties. He patented a process of bending several layers of wood veneer under heat, which were glued together and then laminated. He used the new shaped materials to create curved chair backs, headboards for beds and arms for sofas. Thonet’s legacy cannot be underestimated. His techniques are still in operation today and Le Corbusier used Thonet furniture in his Pavilion de l'Esprit Nouveau at the 1925 Paris Exhibition. To this day, Thonet’s curved beech chairs with woven cane seats and backs are still just as popular as they were over a hundred years ago. The most iconic being the No. 18 Chair, a more comfortable revision of the earlier No. 14 Chair.

“Never was a better and more elegant design and a more precisely crafted and practical item created.”

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