The famous ''coffee house'' chair is an icon and considered the most successful mass produced product in the world to date: it initiated the history of modern furniture.
The basis was a new technique – the bending of solid wood – that Michael Thonet developed and perfected during the 1850s, and it was the first time serial furniture production was possible. Added was an ingenious distribution model: 36 disassembled chairs could be packed into a one cubic metre box, shipped throughout the world, and then assembled on site.
With its clear, reduced aesthetics this classic has been placed in the most diverse environments for more than 150 years. It is produced in our Frankenberg facility.
Materials & Finishes
Four leg bentwood chair. Seat with cane work, plastic mesh beneath cane work seat
Also available in an array of other finishes, materials and quantities - please contact one of our showrooms for more information.
W 43 x D 52 x H 84 cm
Seat height - 46 cm
Not all finishes and sizes are available to buy online. However, the full range can be shopped at our London-based showroom where we have a selection of Thonet products on display. Please contact our design team on 020 8421 1779 if you require further information, to request a swatch sample or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise.
Year of design