Michael Thonet's classic rocking chair design remains one of the most iconic bentwood pieces of this inventor, designer, and innovator. Throughout the past 150 years the bentwood rocking chair has been made in dozens of variations. The Dondolo is manufactured by an original Michael Thonet factory based on the No. 7027 design first seen in broadsheets around 1870. All of the variations of the bentwood rocking chair were designed before 1883.
The output of Michael Thonet's bentwood furniture 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. Today the Michael Thonet Rocking Chair continues to be a favorite worldwide.
Made in the Czech Republic
Dimensions: H 39 1/2" D 42 1/4" W 21 1/4" SH 17 1/4" ArH 26"
Materials: Frame in solid natural beechwood or beechwood with stain. Seat in woven cane, or upholstered with fabric or leather.
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