Skip to main content

Thonet 14 Chair

3
140
19
4
to
13
123
38
161
144
149
34
24
17
3
3
3
1
1
1
43
97
23
43
31
14
8
3
6
9
9
4
9
3
141
82
45
44
32
150
83
14
11
11
50
37
34
10
8
Sort By
Thonet No. 14 Antique Children's Chair
By Michael Thonet, Thonet
Located in Dronten, NL
Thonet no. 14 children's chair, in original un-restored condition. Very elegant unique piece
Category

Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Bentwood

Thonet No `14 Chair 1910
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Čelinac, BA
Thonet no 14 in original condition 1910
Category

Vintage 1910s Austrian Art Nouveau Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Thonet No `14 Chair 1910
Thonet No `14 Chair 1910
H 35.44 in W 17.72 in D 19.69 in
Vintage Thonet No. 14 Bentwood and Cane Café Side Chairs with Cane Seats
By Thonet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Thonet No. 14 bentwood and cane cafe chairs. In original condition with visible wear consistent
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Bentwood

Bentwood Chair with arms Model No 14 Art Nouveau Chair Thonet Austria 1890
By Thonet
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Wonderful bentwood chair, produced by Thonet, this design originally dates from 1859. Made from
Category

Antique 1890s Austrian Aesthetic Movement Side Chairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Set of Six Labeled Thonet No. 14 Bentwood Bistro Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic set of six matching 19th century early Thonet No. 14 konsumstuhl bistro or coffee shop
Category

Antique 19th Century Polish Vienna Secession Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Viennese Chair Gebrüder Thonet Nr.14, circa 1860
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Praha, CZ
A rare early model of famous chair "Nr.14", manufactured in Austria by the Gebrüder Thonet Company
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Chairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Thonet Chair - Original Herbatschek Series N ° 243711
By Thonet
Located in Padova, IT
thus created the perfect chair: the thonet n.14 with curved backrest and seat in woven straw, a classic
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Straw, Beech

Michael Thonet N. 14 Bistro Dining Chair, Austria
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Michael Thonet
Located in Miami, FL
Iconic N. 14 Bistro dining chair or side chair designed by Michael Thonet, rendered in black
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Wood, Beech, Bentwood, Paint

Michael Thonet N. 14 Bistro Dining Chair, Austria
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Michael Thonet
Located in Miami, FL
Iconic N. 14 Bistro dining chair or side chair designed by Michael Thonet, rendered in black
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Wood, Beech, Bentwood, Paint

Michael Thonet N. 14 Bistro Dining Chair, Austria
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Michael Thonet
Located in Miami, FL
Iconic N. 14 Bistro dining chair or side chair designed by Michael Thonet, rendered in black
Category

2010s Austrian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Wood, Beech, Bentwood, Paint

Bentwood Chairs Attributed to Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech, bentwood not signed but attributed to Thonet catalog no. 14. Excellent restored up to 18
Category

Antique Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Bentwood Chairs Attributed to Thonet
Bentwood Chairs Attributed to Thonet
H 35.83 in W 17.72 in D 19.69 in
Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH N.14 Chair in Black with Upholstered Seat
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Michael Thonet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
furniture. Designed by Michael Thonet in 1860, the No. 14 chair immediately became known as the bistro chair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Chair Thonet Nr.4, circa 1860
By Michael Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
A rare early model of famous chair "Nr.14", manufactured in Austria by the Gebrüder Thonet company
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Chairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Chair Thonet Nr.4, circa 1860
Chair Thonet Nr.4, circa 1860
H 96 in W 43 in D 55 in
Original antique bentwood Thonet bistro chair model no. 14 with a new matte seat
By Thonet
Located in Harderwijk, NL
This antique bistro chair, model no. 14, was designed by Thonet and was one of Thonet's most
Category

Early 20th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Bentwood

Original antique Thonet chair no. 14 with a beautiful patina and a new matte sea
By Thonet
Located in Harderwijk, NL
Chair no. 14, also known as a bistro chair, designed by Thonet, produced by Fischel, was one of
Category

Early 20th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Pair of Art Nouveau Thonet Bentwood Chairs No. 14, Austria, circa, 1890
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Elegant set of two bentwood chairs made by the renown company of Thonet in Vienna/ Austria in the
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Thonet Bentwood Side Chair No. 14 with First Paper Label
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Michael Thonet
Located in Vienna, AT
Thonet Bentwood Side Chair No. 14 with 1st Paper Label fully restored with new canning and
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood, Cane

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH N.14 Chair in Black with Plywood Seat
By Adolf Loos, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Brooklyn, NY
furniture. Designed by Michael Thonet in 1860, the No. 14 chair immediately became known as the bistro chair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH N.14 Chair in Black with Cane Seat
By Adolf Loos, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Brooklyn, NY
furniture. Designed by Michael Thonet in 1860, the No. 14 chair immediately became known as the bistro chair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four White Thonet nr. 14 Armchairs with Wicker Seats, Vienna, 1960s
By Thonet
Located in Den Haag, NL
Set of four early edition White Thonet nr.14 (later produced as number 214) armchairs with wicker
Category

Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Wood

Set of 4 Vintage Thonet Bentwood Style Chairs, European Bistro Chairs, 1950s
By Thonet-Mundus, Thonet
Located in Zagreb, HR
Set of four beautiful, wooden Thonet bentwood chairs, in style of the popular model no. 14. Based
Category

Vintage 1950s European Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH N.14 Chair in Black with Woven Cane Seat
By Adolf Loos, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Brooklyn, NY
furniture. Designed by Michael Thonet in 1860, the No. 14 chair immediately became known as the bistro chair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH N.14 Perforated Chair in Black with Plywood Seat
By Adolf Loos, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Brooklyn, NY
furniture. Designed by Michael Thonet in 1860, the No. 14 chair immediately became known as the bistro chair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

1920's Children Chair Model No.1 by Gebrüder Thonet
By August Thonet, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Brno, CZ
. 14 . This chair nicely shows the Thonet renowned technique of wood bending. There is no decoration
Category

Vintage 1920s Austrian Art Nouveau Chairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Original antique bentwood Thonet chair model no. 18 with a new woven seat
By Thonet
Located in Harderwijk, NL
Chair no. 18, also known as the bistro chair, designed by Thonet, was one of the most famous chairs
Category

Early 20th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wicker, Bentwood

Postmodern 1980s Flex 2000 Stacking Chairs Gerd Lange for Thonet, Beech 8 pcs
By Thonet, Gerd Lange
Located in Basel, BS
Excellent set of 8 Flex 2000 Stacking Chairs by Gerd Lange for Thonet, with wooden oak frames and
Category

Vintage 1980s German Post-Modern Chairs

Materials

PVC, Ash, Beech

Thonet Gebruder Vienna Gmbh No.56 Bentwood and Vienna Straw Chair
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Prato, Tuscany
, during the 1867 Expo, Thonet's Chair No. 14 fell from the Eiffel Tower, plummeting 57 meters. In the
Category

Early 20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Chairs

Materials

Beech

Pair Of Art Nouveau Thonet Chairs by Josef Hoffmann, 1st edition! - CZ ca. 1906
By Josef Hoffmann, Thonet
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Very rare pair of the first edition(!) of bentwood chairs by Thonet from the early 20th century
Category

Early 20th Century Czech Art Nouveau Chairs

Materials

Leather, Bentwood

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH Loos Cafe Museum Chair in Dark Walnut
By Adolf Loos, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Brooklyn, NY
quality unaltered. Inspired by Thonet catalogue models nos. 14 and 30, and Kohn catalogue model no. 248
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Set of Four Cantilevered Chairs Thonet Bauhaus Model ST14 by Hans Luckhardt
By Hans & Wassili Luckhardt, Thonet
Located in Dronten, NL
This hard to find set of 4 Thonet chairs, model ST 14, represents the modernist idea of the Bauhaus
Category

Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

ORIGINAL ANTIQUE THONET SWiVEL BERGERE DESK CAPTAINS ARMCHAIR MODEL NUMBER 3
By Thonet
Located in GB
, antique, Thonet Model No 3 swivel bergère chair circa 1900 Please note the delivery fee listed is just a
Category

Antique Early 1900s European Late Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

1931, Mart Stam for Thonet, Black Wooden S43F
By Thonet, Mart Stam
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
. :-) Tubular chair with black wooden seat and armrests. The chair has a special shape backrest and elegant
Category

Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

1931, Mart Stam for Thonet, Black Wooden S43F
1931, Mart Stam for Thonet, Black Wooden S43F
H 32.29 in W 21.26 in D 19.3 in
Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH Loos Cafe Museum in Wenge with Upholstered Seat
By Adolf Loos, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Brooklyn, NY
quality unaltered. Inspired by Thonet catalogue models nos. 14 and 30, and Kohn catalogue model no. 248
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Austrian Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood

Contemporary Bistro Chair No. 14 by TON, Light Beech
By Michael Thonet, TON a.s.
Located in Paris, IDF
Chair No. 14 Iconic bistro chair conceived by Michael Thonet in 1869, now produced in the same
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Art Nouveau Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

Contemporary Bistro Chair No. 14 by TON, Black Beech
By TON a.s., Michael Thonet
Located in Paris, IDF
Chair No. 14 Iconic bistro chair conceived by Michael Thonet in 1869, now produced in the same
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Art Nouveau Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

Thonet Bauhaus Brno Style Chairs Chrome & Cognac Leather Cantilever Set of 12
By Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Thonet, Lilly Reich
Located in Topeka, KS
construction & design for the Brno chair by Thonet, Mies van der Rohe, & Lilly Reich began in 1928 and was
Category

Late 20th Century American Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Art Nouveau Thonet Folding Chair with Bentwood Frame, Early 20th Century
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Art Nouveau Thonet Folding Chair with Bentwood Frame, Early 20th Century Designed by Gebruder
Category

Early 20th Century Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Set of 6 Cantilevered Chairs Thonet Bauhaus Model ST14 Hans Luckhardt
By Hans & Wassili Luckhardt
Located in Halle, DE
This hard to find set of 6 chairs, model ST 14, represents the modernist idea of the Bauhaus in an
Category

Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Contemporary Bistro Chair No. 14 by Ton, Black Beech and Cane Seat
By TON a.s., Michael Thonet
Located in Paris, IDF
Chair No. 14 Iconic bistro chair conceived by Michael Thonet in 1869, now produced in the same
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Art Nouveau Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

Contemporary Bistro Chair No. 14 by TON, Light Beech and Cane Seat
By Michael Thonet, TON a.s.
Located in Paris, IDF
Chair No. 14 Iconic bistro chair conceived by Michael Thonet in 1869, now produced in the same
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Art Nouveau Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

Vintage German Bauhaus Icon Black Leather & Chrome S33 Chair by Mart Stam, 1960s
By Thonet, Mart Stam
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This S33 chair by Mart Stam is a design icon from 1926. It was produced by the German Thonet
Category

Vintage 1960s German Bauhaus Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Bentwood No. 14 dining chair
Located in Ljubljana, SI
Bentwood cane Thonet No. 14 dining chair in vintage condition (well preserved) with new cane seat
Category

Vintage 1980s Slovenian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Bentwood

Bentwood No. 14 dining chair
Bentwood No. 14 dining chair
H 33.86 in W 16.93 in D 20.08 in
Set of Four Art Nouveau Bentwood Dining Chairs
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in Vienna, AT
-14 days.
Category

Antique Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Beech, Bentwood

Set of Four Art Nouveau Bentwood Dining Chairs
Set of Four Art Nouveau Bentwood Dining Chairs
H 35.44 in W 16.15 in D 16.93 in
Contemporary Bistro Chair No. 18 by TON, Light Beech
By Michael Thonet, TON a.s.
Located in Paris, IDF
Chair No. 18 Iconic bistro chair conceived by Michael Thonet in 1869, now produced in the same
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Czech Art Nouveau Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech

Thonet Child Chair No14 webbing seat / Vienna / Bentwood / 1859
By Thonet, Michael Thonet, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
Located in EINDHOVEN, NL
Thonet's 'Chair no 14', which is also known as 'The Bistro Chair' and the 'Coffee Shop Chair'. Available
Category

Antique 1860s Austrian Louis Philippe Children's Furniture

Materials

Bentwood, Cane

Andrea Salvetti Dilmos Indoor Outdoor Chair Cast Aluminium Textured Pattern
By Andrea Salvetti, Dilmos Edizioni
Located in Milan, IT
Rethonet is a tribute to the great classic 'chair no. 14 'designed by Michael Thonet in 1860. While
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Erik Gunnar Asplund 501 Göteborg Chair by Cassina
By Erik Gunnar Asplund, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. 14 chair, one of the early examples of industrially manufactured furniture. Important information
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Erik Gunnar Asplund 501 Göteborg Chair by Cassina
By Cassina, Erik Gunnar Asplund
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. 14 chair, one of the early examples of industrially manufactured furniture. Important information
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of Four Erik Gunnar Asplund 501 Göteborg Chair by Cassina
By Erik Gunnar Asplund, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. 14 chair, one of the early examples of industrially manufactured furniture. Important information
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Vintage German Minimalist Chrome Black Armchairs from Thonet, 1970s
By Thonet
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
1930s, Thonet's experiments with glued and steam-bent wood furniture, such as his famous Boppard chair
Category

Vintage 1970s German Minimalist Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of Six Erik Gunnar Asplund 501 Göteborg Chair by Cassina
By Cassina, Erik Gunnar Asplund
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. 14 chair, one of the early examples of industrially manufactured furniture. Important information
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Erik Gunnar Asplund set of six "501 Göteborg" chairs for Cassina, Italy, 1983
By Erik Gunnar Asplund
Located in Skokie, IL
. 14 chair, one of the early examples of industrially manufactured furniture. Additional Information
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather

Erik Gunnar Asplund set of six "501 Göteborg" Dining chairs for Cassina Italy
By Cassina, Erik Gunnar Asplund
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
historic Thonet No. 14 chair, one of the early examples of industrially manufactured furniture. Cassina is
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Early Michael Thonet Bistro Dining Table in Bentwood and Cane - Austria
By Thonet, Michael Thonet
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
, Michael Thonet’s ubiquitous Chair No. 14 demonstrated that his patented bentwood technology made it
Category

Antique 1860s Austrian Rococo Revival Dining Room Tables

Materials

Cane, Bentwood

Kohn Chair Catalog Number 30
By Jacob & Josef Kohn
Located in Vienna, AT
this model is similar to famous thonet number 14 restored with new canning. delivery time about
Category

Antique Early 1900s Austrian Vienna Secession Side Chairs

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Kohn Chair Catalog Number 30
Kohn Chair Catalog Number 30
H 35.44 in W 16.54 in D 16.54 in
Vintage Germany Icon Bauhaus B35 Black Leather Chair by Marcel Breuer for Thonet
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
time. The iconic works of the Thonet collection include: rocking chair No. 1 (1860), cafe chair No. 14
Category

Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Armchairs

Materials

Chrome

Thonet Style High Stool in Curved Wood, 20th Century
By Michael Thonet
Located in TARBES, FR
, in honor of Thonet's five sons, who will inherit the company. In 1859, Thonet created Chair No. 14, a
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Stools

Materials

Oak

Bauhaus Wassily Chair ("B3") from Marcel Breuer, by Gavina (Italy, 1970)
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Wien, AT
Objekt: Stahlrohr Klubsessel Entwurf: Marcel Breuer, Bauhaus Dessau um 1925 für Thonet Modell
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Club Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Gebr. de Wit Original Easy Chair with First Fabric, circa 1930
By Gebroeders De Wit
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
details on his family name plus eu, is for sale soon too. :-) Beautiful tubular lounge chair with wooden
Category

Vintage 1930s Dutch Industrial Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Dutch Design, Set of Original Tubular Chairs with Black Upholstery, circa 1930
Located in Amsterdam IJMuiden, NL
the base next to the backrests ( picture #11,#13 and #14) and on the floor (#12). The chairs show
Category

Vintage 1930s Dutch Industrial Side Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

  • 1
Get Updated with New Arrivals
Save "Thonet 14 Chair", and we’ll notify you when there are new listings in this category.

Thonet 14 Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the thonet 14 chair you’re looking for. Each thonet 14 chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, bentwood and beech. Find 32 options for an antique or vintage thonet 14 chair now, or shop our selection of 5 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a thonet 14 chair — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A thonet 14 chair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Nouveau, Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made thonet 14 chair over the years, but those crafted by Michael Thonet, Thonet and Jacob and Josef Kohn are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Thonet 14 Chair?

Prices for a thonet 14 chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $307 and can go as high as $6,387, while the average can fetch as much as $800.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Thonet 14 Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    A Thonet-style chair is a wooden chair that has a curvy, bent backrest, a round seat and subtly flared legs. The chairs get their name from the original manufacturer, Thonet, which produced chairs in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 20th century. Shop a range of Thonet furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    A Thonet chair can be any chair developed by the furniture maker Thonet, which has been manufacturing furniture for more than 180 years. However, most people are referring to one designed by founder Gebrüder Thonet. It features a bentwood frame produced with a patent steam method that Thonet patented and a curved seat. Find a range of Thonet chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Perhaps the most significant thing about the Thonet chair was that it was the first chair to ever be shipped in parts with instructions that allowed the purchaser to assemble it themselves. As a result, the beech wood and rattan chairs could be mass produced and sold all over the world more easily. Shop a range of Thonet chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An authentic Thonet chair will have the company’s name with a solid line underneath carved somewhere on the chair. The brand can also confirm the authenticity and age of a Thonet chair via its website. Shop a variety of authentic Thonet furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Michael Thonet is a German-Austrian furniture maker who designed the famed bentwood chair in 1830. His last name, Thonet, is pronounced “TOE-net,” but it’s commonly mispronounced “tho-NAY.” Shop a collection of vintage and modern Michael Thonet pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Thonet chairs are marked. You will usually find the brand's label on a tag or burned into the wood under the seat. On 1stDibs, you can shop a variety of expertly vetted Thonet furniture from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Whether or not Thonet chairs are stackable depends on their design. The bentwood chairs produced by the company do easily stack, but others like cantilever chairs do not. Find a range of Thonet chairs forms some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To identify a Thonet rocking chair, look for the company name. You will normally find it stamped directly onto the underside of the seat, arms or legs. You can find a collection of expertly vetted Thonet rocking chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    To tell if a Thonet chair is real, you can use Thonet's authenticity verification service. To take advantage of it, you will need to take many photographs of the chair from different angles and close-up images of markings and paper labels. You can learn more about the authentication process on the Thonet website. Shop a diverse assortment of Thonet chairs on 1stDibs.

Read More

The 21 Most Popular Mid-Century Modern Chairs

You know the designs, now get the stories about how they came to be.

Fred Rigby’s Modular Seating Can Be Configured in So Many Handy Ways

The plush Cove Slipper 2.5 Seater sofa is just one of many convenient combinations from the London-based maker.

This Chubby-Chic Quilted Stool Stands on Its Own Two Feet

Sam Klemick's cool stool is edgy, cozy and environmentally sustainable all at once.

Is Lionel Jadot the Willy Wonka of Upcycled Belgian Design?

From his massive collaborative workshop in a former paper factory, the designer concocts funky furniture from disused materials, as well as luxe hotel interiors like the new Mix Brussels.

Rock Your Cares Away on This Sunny Hand-Crocheted Swing

The boho-chic Enchanted Forest Swing, handmade by marginalized women from Turkey and Syria, is uplifting in every way.

Learn Why Designer Maarten Baas Set This Charles Rennie Mackintosh Chair on Fire

What happens when you do something to a piece of furniture that you shouldn’t? It becomes an entirely new object.

Eileen Gray’s Famed Cliffside Villa in the South of France Is Returned to Its Modernist Glory

After years of diligent restoration, E-1027, the designer-cum-architect’s marriage of romance and modernism, is finally complete.

Light and Dwell Brings Elegance and Ease to an Oregon Wine Country Estate

Molly Kidd lets her affection for France shine through in a new-build home that has the character of a centuries-old villa but still feels light and fresh.