Introduced in 1850, the B4 Cafe Daum bentwood chair proved to be an instant success. The chair was first ordered by the owner of the Cafe Daum in Vienna, a meeting place for foreign correspondents and members of the Austo Hungarian military. The bentwood chairs were made of bent mahogany and laminated wood strips. They later appeared in a different form as Chair No. 4 in Michael Thonet's company catalogs. Michael Thonet's B4 cafe chairs were lightweight, elegant, strong, and were characterized by a grace and fluidity of line which made them unique in European furniture of the period.
Through the years, many variations of the B4 bentwood chair were made. This 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.
Made in the Czech Republic
Dimensions: H 34 1/4" D 23 1/4" W 20 1/4" SH18 1/4" ArH 26"
Materials: Bentwood chair. Seat in woven cane or wood veneer. Frame in natural or stained beechwood.
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