The Michael Thonet BST135 bentwood stool shows off the expert craftsmanship of TON's bentwood artisans. Through the years, many variations of the No 135 stool have been made. This particular bentwood stool 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 1862, the Bistritz factory had an astonishing 800 workers producing 80,000 pieces of bentwood furniture each year. The A14 Bentwood Chair was the largest fraction of the overall output. This was early in the company’s history and expansion was just starting. Plants were being set up in Russia, Poland, and Germany. Typical work days in factories were 12 - 14 hour days with men, women, and children all working. Healthcare, a school, fire department and even a band were located at these various locations. Today the Ton factory again has over 800 employees making these beautiful bentwood designs.
Made in the Czech Republic
Dimensions: H 42 1/4" D 19 1/4" W 21 1/4" 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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