Redesigning Thonet by Alessandro Mendini, 1979

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Alessandro Mendini, Redesigning Thonet, Studio Alchimia, 1979

Orange S5001 Sofa by James Irvine for Thonet

Orange S5001 Sofa by James Irvine for Thonet

Orange S5001 Sofa by James Irvine for Thonet

Via Thonet Germany

This is post number 97 in an attempt to publish 100 Orange Chairs for Inauguration Day.

Thonets

Thonets

Thonets

Via chairstalker:

Michael Thonet, Chair No. 14 (1859) Via Phaidon Design Classics:

Probably the single most commercially successful chair ever produced (50 million sold between 1859 and 1930), No. 14 embodies the radical developments of Michael Thonet’s pioneering steam bending process, which paved the way for mass-produced furniture

Thonet Catalog

An early printed Thonet Catalog. not very readable indeed.
This is the reason Thonet fascinates me: a Nineteenth Century globally operating compagny. Alas it fell apart, but parts of it still exist and its products have withstand time.