Michael Thonet's company designed the B811 bentwood chair in the 1920s. The B811 bentwood chair is often attributed to Josef Hoffmann, but is more likely the design of Josef Frank. The B811 bentwood armchair was first introduced as the A64F and had a different version of front legs than later versions. The 811 bentwood chair is also one of the first versions of bentwood chairs to be offered in a variety of colored finishes. The 811 bentwood chair went on to become one of the company's most popular designs, and is still widely used by designers worldwide.
The output of Michael Thonet's factories was vast, due in part to his idea of designing separate pieces which would be combined to make a large number of models. Michael Thonet stands out as a designer and pioneer both in mass production and in design, as he artistically explored the new forms and unique qualities of his newly invented technique. Remarkably few changes have been necessary over the last 150 years. The factory still follows the 19th century production methods developed by Michael Thonet to produce stylistically accurate, handsome, and sturdy bentwood chairs, stools, tables, and accessories.
Made in the Czech Republic
Dimensions: H 31 1/2" D 21" W 19 3/4" SH 18 1/4" ArH 26 3/4"
Materials: Bentwood chair. Frame in solid natural beechwood or beechwood with stain. Seat and back in woven cane, or upholstered seat and back with fabric or leather.
In stock in natural beechwood with woven cane seat.
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