I wasn’t aware of it, but there is an Australian Thonet company Thonet Australia Pty Ltd which I found through Infolink Com Au
Since 1979, Thonet has been bringing a proud tradition of furniture design and innovation to Australia through its distribution of Thonet bentwood chairs, produced in original factories established in 1880 by the Thonet family. Our collection extends to other leading European manufacturers such as Amat-3, Tolix and De Sede. We also carry locally produced tables and soft seating for hospitality, commercial and domestic use.
Federica Cavallin made this model of Gerrit Rietveld’s 1919 Kinderstoel (Child or Baby Chair) as part of her study. Her sites has disappeared since publishing this post.
Photo thanks to Danish Furniture
I post this chair as a tribute to my father. This was one of his favorite chairs. You don’t need cushions for a comfortable seating. It kept you for hours uninterruptedly very comfortably, even when you are tall (I am 6’4, or 1.90 m). That is a sign of good design.
With his love of natural materials and his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be functional as well as beautiful, Hans J. Wegner (1914) made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. He began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1931 and subsequently entered the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. After receiving his architectural degree in 1938, he worked as a designer in Arne Jacobsen and Erik MÃƒÂ¸lle’s architectural office before establishing his own office in 1943.
With more than 500 different chair designs Wegner is the most prolific Danish designer to date. His international breakthrough and greatest sales success came in 1949 when he designed the Round chair. The American magazine Interiors featured the chair on the cover and referred to it as the world’s most beautiful chair. The chair rose to stardom when used in the televised presidential debates between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960 and has since been known simply as The Chair.
The real beauty of Wegner’s genius must be seen in context with his collaboration with master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. The attitude with which Johannes Hansen accepted the young designe’s ideas was the perfect combination between designer and craftsman. Their collaboration went on for many years, and they presented their work at the Cabinetmaker’s show every year from 1941 – 1966.
I thank the reader who entered the search term “graphic designer chair sore legs” into Google today and clicked here. That gave me the idea to post the #1 Google search result for that search term of today: KneelSit.com.
For lower back pain there are of course other solutions as the sit ball or simply following Pilates lessons as I try to do myself:-)
In the same line as the previous post a classic rocking chair for the boy’s room with built in Ipod docking station cum speakers. For $399.- the I Chair is yours by PB Teen shop