Swiss Thonet Specialist: Dieter Staedli, Basel

Wiener Moebel
Wiener Moebel in Basel, CH

After a comment on my prior post from Fasita I was curious whether I could find a picture of the Thonet #16.

Instead I found a very interesting German Language site of a Swiss Thonet afficionado Dieter Staedeli.

Paris Antique Shop "Au bon Usage" rooted in Thonet (Video)

Au bon Usage

Paris Antique Shop Au Bon Usage has strong

Thonet Roots
Thonet roots

as it is specialized in Thonet for over 25 years.

I believe the photo shows the owner on one of the newly introduced city bikes of Paris.

It has its own (French) video of the Thonet Chair no 14 history:

Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Book Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

A chair lover’s must have :The Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. “Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam” means the Municipal Museum of Amsterdam (I don’t know why they don’t use MMA for it).

The Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam provides a comprehensive overview of the Stedelijk Museum’s furniture collecting activities from 1934 to 2000. It charts the rich collection, which includes work by P. Berlage, K.P.C. de Bazel, Piet Kramer, Gerrit T. Rietveld, Martin Visser, Piet Hein Eek and Marcel Wanders, as well as international furniture classics designed by Michael Thonet, Charlotte Perriand, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Joe Colombo, Arne Jacobsen, Ettore Sottsas, Phillippe Starck and Ron Arad. Besides a complete overview of the furniture collection, this annotated catalogue includes an introduction to the history of the museum’s collection and exhibition activities. Furthermore a number of themes, such as international and Dutch icons, contrasts and evolutions, are discussed in short texts.

The spectacular presentation Kramer vs. Rietveld – Contrasts in the furniture collection, one of the opening exhibitions in the Stedelijk Museum’s temporary location on the Oosterdokskade is being organized to celebrate the publication of this massive descriptive catalogue.