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….
Currently this Armchair designed by Adolf Loos for Café Capua and manufactured by Thonet is for sale at a Dorotheum auction in Vienna, scheduled for March 15. Estimate € 1.200,- to € 1.500,- .
Another Mystery Chair – Solved
One of my blogging friends who has discontinued his site (appears in 2013) asked a question who could determine this chair.
One of my readers gave the answer within a day. Simone, who is connected with Austrian Designer Thomas Feichtner (about whom I have to publish much more) pointed us to the site of Sawaya and Moroni. The chair is the Maxima Armchair of a whole series of Maxima chairs, designed by William Sawaya.
Knowing the name I also discovered a blog dedicated to Hospitality Chairs: New Hospitality Chairs [ed. discontinued since]
Thirdly: I knew I had made a photo of this design myself in another setting and found it:
Here is the Maxima Stool. A photo I took in Paris recently when visiting the La Suite Shop.
Libretto is a chair that proves that contract furniture companies for the hospitality & leisure industry like Classic Furniture Newport Shropshire can provide stylish furniture if they want to.
Royalton NYC Bar Stools by Phillippe Starck. Sold at Wright for $4,375