Bentwood and Beyond: Thonet and Modern Furniture Design
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This title, published on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the world-famous company Thonet, invites the reader to take a journey through time and modern furniture design, exploring Michael Thonet's groundbreaking bentwood and tubular steel design. A chronological overview of Thonet furniture is complemented for the first time by embedding the works in the technological, typological, aesthetic and historical development of furniture design. The bentwood furniture developed by Michael Thonet made style history and served as the foundation of one of the world’s most successful furniture brands. At the end of the 1920s, Thonet also entered the tubular steel furniture business, which continues to be an important pillar of the company's production to this day.Complemented by loans from international collections, the book shows more than 300 exhibits, most of which were newly photographed.
ISBN 9783035620474. Birkhauser Verlag.