The Michael Thonet B20 bentwood chair is widely used in cafes, restaurants, offices and homes due to its aesthetic appeal and increased comfort from the upholstered ring in the back.
The late 19th century saw an international marketing effort for Michael Thonet’s bentwood chairs that included retail locations in world’s largest business centers. The first retail shop was opened in Vienna, but by 1890 there were locations in New York, Berlin, Milan, Chicago, Moscow and even Algiers. Multi-lingual catalogs served these locations with a well-thought out system of numbers for chairs and finishes. The catalogs were highly graphical exhibiting the massive array of bentwood furniture being created. These historical bentwood chair catalogs give us an insight to the origination of the B20 bentwood armchair as well as other Michael Thonet designs.
Made in the Czech Republic
Dimensions: H 33" D 23 1/4" W 21 1/4" SH 18 1/4" ArH 26 1/2"
Materials: Bentwood chair. Frame in solid natural beechwood or beechwood with stain or lacquer finish. Seat and back ring in woven cane or upholstered with fabric or leather.
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