The Michael Thonet B24 and B25 Bentwood Chairs show off the exquisite craftsmanship of Czech bentwood artisans. Using multiple pieces of steam bentwood and historical manufacturing methods, TON's reproduction of the B24 and B25 bentwood chairs are as beautiful now as they was over 100 years ago.
Through the years, many variations of the B24 bentwood chair were made. This particular model is made at one of Michael Thonet's original factories located in the Czech Republic. The factory still exists over 150 years after its inception creating bentwood in classic as well as contemporary styles.
In the mid-19th century, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was moving from a farm economy to an industrial economy. The timing was perfect for a light, durable and inexpensive chair. Mass production and a standardized product were in great need, and Michael Thonet knew how to fill this need.
Within 3 years of the opening of Gebruder Thonet’s second bentwood production plant in Koritschan, more production was needed. Production of 200 bentwood chairs per day by 300 workers was insufficient to meet the world’s need for the small range of chairs, including the A14 bentwood chair. The company decided to add capacity at Bistritz, the location of the modern day Ton bentwood plant. By the end of the first year, 20,000 bentwood chairs had been made, primarily the A14 bentwood chair.
Made in the Czech Republic
Dimensions: H 30 1/4" D 19" W 21 1/4" SH 18 1/4" ArH 28 1/4"
Materials: Bentwood chair. Frame in solid natural beechwood or beechwood with stain or lacquer finish. Seat in wood veneer.
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