Thonet Chair Café Daum (no 4)
Inspecting old posts here on the blog results in many new posts. Here is the Thonet Chair Café Daum. Still available at Thonet Australia
Finishes Walnut and Dark Oak
Dimensions in mm H 890, D 550, W 420 Seat H 460
Thonets first independent commission in 1849, resulted in this design for the Café Daum in Vienna. Today it is
recognised as the quintessential society cafe chair. European beech frame, beech ply seat. Seat pad an option.
That’s nice. Isn’t it?
However, whenever you are looking for a Thonet chair, you shouldn’t forget to check the sites of the connoisseurs. I checked the German language site of Swiss Thonet specialist Dieter Staedeli. Currently he has this photo of a Thonet no 4:
and has following observation:
The chair Thonet designed for Café Daum which became became the Thonet no 4 later didn’t have additional leg stabilization
Now I’m a bit confused: I see two differences: The leg stabilisation and the form of the seat. Which in the Staedeli photo is made of two round bentwood parts. Also it misses the additional seat-back stabilisator….