Bentwood Chairs

Bentwood / Thonet Range Chairs

The original Bentwood chair was designed by German-Austrian cabinet maker Michael Thonet (often mispronounced Tho-Nay, the name should be pronounced Tone-et).

The Bentwood chair is an elegant and simple design which is made through revolutionary steam bending technology that Thonet mastered.

The curved backrest and support is made by heating the timber to 100 degrees Celsius, pressing them into curved cast iron moulds, and then drying them at 70 degrees for a further 20 hours. This results in a very strong, but light piece of timber left for the chair.

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