The A16 bentwood stool was designed by August Thonet, in the late 1800s. The No. 16 bentwood stool remains a popular item due to is light, but strong characteristics.
Michael Thonet's bentwood furniture was hugely popular in the second half of the 1800s. It was due to the elegance of the designs, and low cost of mass producing bentwood furniture. Michael Thonet was not the only one producing at the time. Two other companies based in Gumpendorf, Germany, Josef Meyer and Johann Weiss, were copying Thonet’s products. To beat his competitors, Thonet's company turned from laminating wood to bending solid wood. Michael Thonet’s competitors simply did not have the resources to retool their existing laminate factories into solid wood bending facilities. Michael Thonet’s application for a patent protecting this solid bentwood technology also assisted in the further gain on his competitors.
The light and elegant A16 bentwood stool is a continued favorite among designers around the world. Its simple and clean lines, yet durable construction make it popular for homes, restaurants and cafes.
Made in the Czech Republic
Dimensions: H 43 1/4" D 19 3/4" W 16" SH 30"
Materials: Bentwood stool. Frame in solid natural beechwood or beechwood with stain or lacquer finish. Seat in wood veneer.
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