Vintage Thonet bentwood chair


Vintage Mid Century Thonet bentwood chair. $80

Thonet Back in Vienna?

Thonet no 1 MAK Vienna
Thonet no 1. Chair in The Vienna MAK Museum.

Thonet Back in Vienna?

My first discovery of Thonet was in Vienna at the Kohlmarkt in the 70ies. Then Thonet Brothers Austria was a separate entity and had a posh interior shop there. Since then Thonet Brothers Austria had been acquired by the Italian furniture company Poltrona Frau, but Poltrona didn’t do a lot with it. It almost burried Thonet.

In Februari, 2013, in an article in the Austrian Die Presse I’ve read Thonet would come back to Vienna.

The place where Thonet was expected to open shop is Stilwerk which may be translated as Style Factory, an organization that offers four exclusive design centers in Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Vienna tooffer luxury interior design, design products and lifestyle accessories a presentation platform under one roof.

Howeve0r, looking at the Stilwerk site for Vienna, alas the Vienna Thonet Showroom is not shown there, whereas Ton is represented in Stilwerk….It seems the plans fell through. Too bad.


This was a photo that went with the article. Nice display i would say.

Actually I know there is at least one Thonet related person in our mailing list. Could he or she chime in here?

Fauteuil Pivokant by Charlotte Perriand


Fauteuil pivokant. Thonet x Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999)

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Perriand designed this tubular-steel chair before she met the architect Le Corbusier and joined his studio, in November 1927. Its first use was in the apartment that she designed for herself and her English husband Percy Scholefield, adapting a top-floor photography studio on the place Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Similar chairs had been designed by friends of hers (Rene Herbst, Djo-Bourgeois and Louis Sognot) in Paris, under the influence of designs by Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam, illustrated in design magazines in 1926-7.

Chaise Longue no 2 by August Thonet, 1888


August Thonet, reclining couch, model no. 2 chaise longue, 1888. Beech, wicker.

Thonet Reopens Shop in Vienna


Thonets Wi(e)derkehr

“Mitte April eröffnet im Stilwerk ein Thonet-Showroom. Die alte deutsch-wienerische Marke kehrt nach Jahren zurück. Ideen und Erfinder-geist Michael Thonets sollen aufleben – auch dank junger, österreichischer Möbel-Designer.” Text/Bild © DIE PRESSE, 2013