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Thonet Seating

Austrian, German

For more than 180 years, Thonet — or Gebrüder Thonet — has produced elegant and durable tables and cabinets as well as chairs, stools and other seating that wholly blur the lines between art and design. Widely known as a trailblazer in the use of bentwood in furniture, the European manufacturer has reimagined the places in which we gather.

Noted for his skill in parquetry, German-Austrian company founder Michael Thonet received an invitation from Austrian Chancellor Prince Metternich to contribute Neo-Rococo interiors to the Liechtenstein City Palace in Vienna. The Boppard-born Thonet had honed his carpentry skills in his father’s workshop, where he carried out experiments with plywood and modified the Biedermeier chairs that populated the studio. 

Thonet’s work for the chancellor raised his profile, and the cabinetmaker gained international recognition, including at London’s Great Exhibition of 1851, which featured works created by members of the Arts and Crafts movement as well as industrial products of the day. Thonet showed a range of furniture at the fair and won the bronze medal for his bentwood chairs. He ​​incorporated his family’s company, the Thonet Brothers, with his sons in 1853

Bentwood furniture dates as far back as the Middle Ages, but it is the 19th-century cabinetmaker Thonet who is most often associated with this now-classic technique. Thonet in 1856 patented a method for bending solid wood through the use of steam, and from there, the bentwood look skyrocketed to furniture fame. The works of renowned mid-century modern designers such as Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, and Charles and Ray Eames that put this technological advancement to use would not be as extensive or celebrated were it not for the efforts of the pioneering Thonet.

Considered the world’s oldest mass-produced chair, Michael Thonet’s ubiquitous Chair No. 14 demonstrated that his patented bentwood technology made it possible to efficiently produce furniture on an industrial scale. Now known as the 214, it won the German Sustainability Award Design for 2021, a recognition of the company’s commitment to environmentally responsible production.

Often called the Coffee House chair — the company’s first substantial order was for a Viennese coffeehouse — the No. 14 remains an icon. Thonet originally designed the chair in 1859, and it is considered the starting point for modern furniture.

The bentwood process opened doors — there were investments in machinery and new industrial processes, and the business began mass-producing furniture. By the end of the 1850s, there were additional Thonet workshops in Eastern Europe and hundreds of employees. Michael Thonet’s reputation attracted the attention of notable architects including Otto Wagner, Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The No. 14 was followed by the No. 18, or the Bistro chair, in 1867, and the 209, or the Architect’s chair, of which Le Corbusier was a fan. (The influential Swiss-French architect and designer used Thonet furniture in his Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau at the 1925 International Exposition of Decorative Arts in Paris.)

Thonet’s chair designs also appeared in artwork by Toulouse-Lautrec, John Sloan and Henri Matisse in his Interior with a Violin Case. The noteworthy Thonet rocking chair remains a marvel of construction — in the middle of the 19th century, Michael produced a series of rockers in which the different curved parts were integrated into fluid, sinuous wholes. Thanks to Thonet, the humble rocker acquired something unexpected: style. It was captured in the paintings of Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and James Tissot

Thonet is currently split into global divisions. Thonet Industries U.S.A. was acquired in 1987 by Shelby Williams and joined the CF Group in 1999, while the Thonet brand in Germany is owned by Thonet GmbH.

Find a collection of antique Thonet furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Thonet
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 in an elegant way. Designed in 1931 for DESTA Berlin, later Thonet, Hans Luckhardt...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Thonet Seating

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1970s Antonin Suman Set of Four Dining Chair by TON
By Antonín Šuman, Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Newly upholstered white boucle fabric - high of seat 46 cm
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1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Bouclé, Wood

Six Midcentury Cane Bentwood Chair After Thonet 209, 1950s
By Thonet
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
They are in very good condition, ready to use. Very good structure and seat shaft. The chairs after Thonet is from the years 1950s The 6 chairs are in very good condition, ready to...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Thonet Seating

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Cane, Bentwood

Thonet Pair of Chairs in Cherry and Burgundy Upholstery
By Thonet
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Thonet, pair of chairs, cherry, fabric, Germany, 1930s This unique pair of chairs has a splendid construction that epitomizes a simplistic, natural and timeless aesthetics. The desi...
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1930s German Art Deco Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Fabric, Cherry

Thonet Bauhaus White Vinyl & Chrome Model SS33 Cantilever Barstool Anton Lorenz
By Anton Lorenz, Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous vintage white vinyl & chrome tube barstool by Thonet Model SS33 Bauhaus cantilever chair by Anton Lorenz. This piece is tagged Thonet but has been attributed to Anton Lorenz based upon archived research including online sources, vintage documentation and catalogs, designer literature, and other materials. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear even if it has been refinished or restored. Specifically, there is a stain on the seat vinyl that we have tried many things to remove to no avail. Please see photos, zoom in for details, and see long description as they are part of the condition report. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1980’s but designed circa 1930’s. Did someone say Thonet?? Yes, we sure did!! This is a fabulous labeled Thonet cantilever barstool circa 1980’s. It is in the style of the model SS33 Bauhaus cantilever chair designed in the 1930’s for Thonet by famed designer Anton Lorenz. The chair design was later adapted to create this wonderful barstool! It is comprised of a chrome tube cantilever frame, black block stabilizers on the base, and white vinyl seats and back rests. A simple, stunning, and oh-so-comfortable design! It is the perfect stool for your kitchen, bar, or rec room whether you live in a Bauhaus or mid-century modern home, an industrial loft, or Art Deco style home. It’s a classic, sleek style that has stood the test of time!! If you’ve been searching for a barstool or just the right extra seating, this stool is exactly what you’ve been looking for! Thonet was founded by Michael Thonet. Michael was born in 1796 and was apprenticed by his father to a cabinetmaker. Shortly after he married, Michael opened his one-man cabinetmaking shop creating furniture and cabinetry in the traditional manner by carving the needed parts and then joining them together. In 1830 he began experimenting with bending wood into curved shapes and thus began a successful furniture company that has remained continually in operation for nearly 200 years. Thonet’s early work was very Biedermeier in style and not made for the common man. Gradually his designs became more Art Nouveau. In 1951 his chairs for the Crystal Palace at the London World’s Fair won a prize medal and by the late 1950s he began to make his first “consumer” chair. In 1875, a year before Michael’s death, Thonet’s five factories made 620,000 chairs. Then in 1876 after his death the company became Gebruder Thonet. But all was not roses. In 1869 the Thonet patents lapsed and by 1893 there were 52 bentwood companies in Europe. However, Thonet persevered. They branched out. They merged. They added designs by Le Corbusier and Breuer and alternative materials such as tubular chrome in place of bentwood to their offerings. Business boomed and waned through the years and there was even a Thonet revival, so to speak, beginning in the 1940s on into the mid-20th century. Till today, in the 21st century, Thonet is still a furniture company to be reckoned with almost 200 years later. Anton Lorenz was known as the man behind the Bauhaus’ “machined aesthetic.” He was born in Budapest in 1891, became a teacher, and later married an opera singer, and entered a lock manufacturing business. They relocated to Berlin in the early 1920’s. in Berlin he met architects Marcel Breuer and Kalman Lengyel who were both associated with Bauhaus in Dessau. Breuer became the first designer to construct furniture out of tubular steel, joined forces with Lengyel and found a manufacturing company and Anton Lorenz became manager. He was business savvy and obtained patents to establish a network of rights for new tubular steel furniture and would go on to do the same for Desta and Thonet who dominated the industry. In 1939 Lorenz emigrated to the United States where he established the design technology for the well-known recliner. He developed his own design in 1940 called the BarcaLounger and later partnered with Morris Futorian...
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20th Century American Bauhaus Thonet Seating

Materials

Chrome

Bauhaus chair no.811 by Josef Hoffmann
By Josef Hoffmann, Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Bauhaus chair no.811 by Josef Hoffmann for Thonet in very nice original condition with signs of use.
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1930s Czech Bauhaus Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Rattan, Beech, Bentwood

Mid Century Modern Thonet Lounge Chair Reupholstered
By Thonet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Dive into the vibrant embrace of our reimagined Thonet lounge chair, now dressed in a sumptuous burnt orange fabric that's as inviting as a warm sunset. This Mid Century Modern icon ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chair Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak plywood with saddle seats and a single bow back stretcher 22 available, selling separately & priced per chair, as is condition. See note below regarding refinishing options. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear even if it has been refinished or restored. Each of these chairs has its own wear and patina including chips, missing wood, scratches, missing finish, etc. and are priced accordingly. We feel they will need refinished, and we can provide that service if you so desire. The additional price for that service is $275 per chair. Please see photos, zoom in for details, and see long description as they are part of the condition report. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, Mid-20th Century. NOTE: The photos in the listing are of just a sampling of the chairs but represent the condition of all the chairs. Photos of the actual chairs you will be receiving will be forwarded to you for approval before shipping. Also, if you love these chairs, we have several other listings here to purchase other quantities. They are priced now in as is condition however, if you would like them refinished we can certainly do that for an additional $275 cost per chair. Supreme Style and TERRIFICLY THONET!!! That’s right… we have 22 of these gorgeous Thonet bent oak plywood #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs that we are selling separately! They are comprised of fabulous oak bent plywood frames with saddle seats and an attractive, single bent oak plywood bow which doubles as a stretcher between the back legs. This design was first introduced by Thonet in 1945 and these iconic chairs are part of that introduction line. It was also the first mass produced bent ply chair...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Oak, Plywood

Thonet Bentwood Chairs set of Four
By Thonet
Located in Denton, TX
Made in Czechoslovakia in the 1920's at the height of Thonets bentwood production. This set of four is hard to come by in nice condition.
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Early 20th Century European Thonet Seating

Materials

Iron

Mid Century Cantilevered SS33 Armchairs by Anton Lorenz for Thonet, c1970s
By Thonet, Anton Lorenz
Located in Chino Hills, CA
For sale, we have a stunning collection of Mid-Century SS33 Cantilevered Dining Chairs, designed by the legendary Anton Lorenz for Thonet. These chairs are iconic pieces of mid-centu...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Chrome

Set of '3' Thonet Model 214 PH Cafe Stools in Beech & Textured Velvet, c. 1950's
By Thonet
Located in Norwalk, CT
Embrace the legacy of design with this stunning set of (3) Thonet model 214 PH stools. Designed by the Thonet brothers in 1880, the 214 PH stool embodies the elegance and innovation ...
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Mid-20th Century Thonet Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

1970s Beech Bentwood Chair by Ton, Czechoslovakia
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Newly upholstered - The height of armrests is 70cm - high of seat 46 cm
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1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Beech, Bentwood, Fabric

Thonet A811, 1930s, Rattan, Vintage - set of 2
By Josef Hoffmann, Thonet
Located in Bunnik, NL
The Thonet A811 chair is a variant of the 811 chair with armrests. The design by Viennese architects Jozef Hoffman and Jozef Frank was created in the 1920s and is still produced toda...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Thonet Seating

Materials

Rattan

Mid Century Modern Bentwood Bar Stools, Thonet Style Chairs, Italy 80a
By Thonet
Located in Lucija, SI
This three beautiful vintage Thonet style, Wooden Stools were made in Italy in '80s. They are made of brown bentwood and beige wicker. *Price is for one Stool. Stool is very comfor...
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1980s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Thonet Seating

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Rattan, Beech

Twelve Sleek Chrome Dining Chairs by Anton Lorenz for Thonet
By Thonet, Anton Lorenz
Located in Dallas, TX
This attractive set of twelve, designed by the legendary Anton Lorenz. The man who brought tubular steel furniture to the masses. The classic bauhaus design features a sleek, sculptu...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Chrome

Thonet piano chair
By Thonet
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Thonet piano chair in nice original vintage condition with signs of use.
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1910s Slovak Vienna Secession Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Armchair Thonet A 967F
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
In beautiful condition, perfectly cleaned and polished with shellac. Solid and compact. New plywood seat with floral decor installed.  
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Thonet Seating

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Piano Stool Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
Original state with a pleasant patine of age, perfectly cleaned and re-polished with shellac polish. Minor repairs made.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Thonet Seating

Materials

Bentwood

Francesco Zaccone for Thonet Golf Chairs in New Bouclé Upholstery, Germany 1970
By Francesco Zaccone, Thonet
Located in Almelo, NL
Presenting this stunning set of ‘Golf’ chairs by Francesco Zaccone for Thonet. Beautifully shaped chrome bases creating an incredibly sturdy and stately pre...
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Late 20th Century German Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

4x chair J&J Kohn Nr.415, Gustav Siegel, 1906
By Gustav Siegel, Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
"Viennese Art Nouveau, variant of chair no. 415, designed by Gustav Siegl in 1906, manufactured by J&J Kohn. In beautiful original condition. Solid, ready to be upholstered. Minor ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Thonet Seating

Materials

Bentwood

Art Deco Thonet H269 Armchair by Jindřich Halabala
By Thonet
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood walnut stained armchair made by Thonet in the 1930s. Excellent restored with new seat springs upholstered with Lelievre wool fabric. Another fabric and wood finish o...
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1930s Czech Art Deco Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Set of 6 Antique Thonet Bent Wood Bistro Chairs w Pattern
By Thonet
Located in New York, NY
Four of these iconic chairs share a classic design, while the two end chairs feature arms. All feature a matching raised pattern. Please see photos. Despite their age, the set remain...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Thonet Seating

Materials

Bentwood

TON Bentwood Armchair in Light Upholstery
By Thonet
Located in Waalwijk, NL
TON, armchair, bentwood, fabric, Czech Republic, 1930s. Elegant dining chair made in bentwood. The lines and shapes are dynamic but in a soft sense, the light color of the backrest ...
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1950s Czech Art Deco Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Fabric, Bentwood

Set of 4 Thonet No 4 "Cafe Daum" Benwood Chairs by Salvatore Leone, Circa 1960s
By Salvatore Leone, Thonet
Located in Germantown, MD
Set of 4 Thonet Cafe Daum N°4, 1960. By Salvatore Leone No 4 "Café Daum" designed by Thonet around 1860, and constantly produced until 1930 by the factories of Thonet. From 1930 it ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

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 chairs crafted from bentwood. Known as the "chair of chairs" with over 50 million produc...
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19th Century Polish Vienna Secession Antique Thonet Seating

Materials

Bentwood

Low Bar Stool, designed by Thonet, 1970s
By Thonet
Located in Antwerp, BE
Midcentury modern design low bar stool by Thonet is based on the original design by Gebrüder Thonet from the 1880s. The legs of the stool are made from bentwood and a brass ring add...
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1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Leather, Bentwood

Set of Four Bauhaus Armchair, by Bauhaus, Thonet, Leather, Austria, 1920s
By Bauhaus, Thonet
Located in Horomerice, CZ
According to the original process, our professional refurbishing team in Czechia has restored and reupholstered the item. The chrome parts have been cleaned and professionally rest...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Bauhaus Thonet Seating

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Vintage Thonet Flex 2000 Chair by Gerd Lange for Thonet, 1980s
By Thonet
Located in Zagreb, HR
A vintage Thonet Flex 2000 chair, designed by Gerd Lange for Thonet and produced by Thonet in 1994. Stamped. Comfortable and quality made. Flexible plastic seat. Lightweight. Overa...
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1990s Austrian Post-Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Plastic, Wood

1970s Beech Bentwood Chair by Ton, Czechoslovakia
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Newly upholstered - The height of armrests is 70cm
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1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Wood, Bentwood, Beech

Vienna Secessionist Thonet Bentwood Stool
By Thonet
Located in New York, NY
Unusual stool height bentwood chair marked Thonet. This is an early example from the classic Vienna Secessionist school of design, in an unusual height, not often seen. This example...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Thonet Seating

Materials

Beech

MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chair Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak plywood with saddle seats and a single bow back stretcher 15 available, selling separately...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Oak, Plywood

1960s Pair of Ton/Thonet Beech Armchairs, Czechoslovakia
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
Wooden parts have been repolished. Seat Height 43cm.
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1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

1970s Antonin Suman Set of Four Dining Chair by TON
By Thonet, Antonín Šuman
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Newly upholstered grey boucle fabric - high of seat 46 cm
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1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Wood, Bouclé

1970s Antonin Suman Chair By TON
By Thonet, Antonín Šuman
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Newly reupholstered - Height of seat 47 cm
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1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Modern Walnut Loveseat by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Introducing the latest showstopper at Heirloom Decor – the Thonet walnut loveseat. This Mid Century marvel pairs bold, sunny upholstery with the timeless elegance of a walnut frame. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Set of Four 1950's Dining Chairs by Thonet
By Thonet, Thonet
Located in Brno, CZ
A set of Mid Century Modern dining chairs, designed and produced by Thonet Furniture Company in the 1950’s Czechoslovakia. These chairs were designed with a clear influence of Scan...
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1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Fabric, Beech

Pair of Thonet S320 by Wulf Schneider & Ulrich Böhme Chairs w/ Black Curved Arms
By Thonet, Ulrich Bohme, Wulf Schneider
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designers Ulrich Böhme and Wulf Schneider created the S320 in 1984 for iconic manufacturer Thonet. The chair has a timeless design, is stackable, very robust, and extremely comfortab...
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1980s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Chrome

6 Original Thonet 209 Dining chairs with rare blue upholstery
By Thonet
Located in Rümmingen, BW
The Thonet 209 is a timeless classic. The brother Thonet designed this elegant Chair design already in 1900. This chair has a simple and minimal aesthetic which almost gives the chai...
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1990s German Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Wood

Thonet Bentwood Bistro Chair, Czechoslovakia 1940s
By Thonet
Located in Zohor, SK
Beautiful vintage chair designed by Thonet. Bentwood details and construction makes this piece a timeless item. Plywood seat and backrest. Strong oak wood. The chair was partially re...
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1940s Czech Bauhaus Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Oak, Bentwood, Plywood

1970s Antonin Suman Chair by TON in Zinc Fabric
By Thonet, Antonín Šuman
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Newly upholstered in Zinc luxury fabric :SOL silver grey
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1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Mid Century Modern Sculptural Bent Arm Lounge Chairs in Birch by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Mid Century Modern Sculptural Lounge Chairs by Thonet in Bent arm Birch with the original Naughahyde upholstery. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear. So...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Naugahyde, Birch

1970s Antonin Suman Chair by TON in Kirkby Fabric
By Antonín Šuman, Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Newly upholstered in Zinc luxury fabric :SOL silver grey
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1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Thonet Lounge Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this pair of lounge chairs by Thonet dating from the 1960s with their original vinyl upholstery and original wood finish. The arms and legs are formed by a ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

An Early MODERN NEO-CLASSICAL FREE-FORM ROCKING-CHAIR by THONET, France 1900
By Thonet
Located in PARIS, FR
An important, very spectacular and charming free-form rocking-chair, Art-Nouveau, Art-Deco, Neo-Classical, Shabby-Chic, Free-Form, bamboo structures and cane seat, by Thonet, France ...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Thonet Seating

Materials

Bamboo, Cane

Set of 6 MCM Thonet #1216 Dining Chairs Bent Oak Plywood Saddle Seat Single Bow
By Thonet
Located in Topeka, KS
Marvelous vintage Mid-Century Modern Thonet #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs comprised of bent oak plywood with saddle seats and a single bow back stretcher, set of 6, as is condition. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear even if it has been refinished or restored. Specifically, Each of these chairs has its own wear and patina including chips, missing wood, scratches, missing finish, etc. and are priced accordingly. We feel they will need refinished, and we can provide that service if you so desire. The additional price for that service is $275 per chair. Please see photos, zoom in for details, and see long description as they are part of the condition report. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, Mid-20th Century. NOTE: The photos in the listing are of just a sampling of the chairs but represent the condition of all the chairs. Photos of the actual chairs you will be receiving will be forwarded to you for approval before shipping. Also, if you love these chairs we have several other listings here to purchase singles and other quantities. And they are priced now in as is condition however, if you would like them refinished we can certainly do that for an additional $275 cost per chair. We present to you… half-a-dozen examples of Mid-Century Modern MAGNIFICENCE!!! This is an INCREDIBLE set of 6 vintage Thonet bent oak plywood #1216-S17-B1 dining chairs!! They are comprised of fabulous oak bent plywood frames with saddle seats and an attractive, single bent oak plywood bow which doubles as a stretcher between the back legs. This design was first introduced by Thonet in 1945 and these iconic chairs are part of that introduction line. It was also the first mass produced bent ply chair...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Oak, Plywood

1910s Austrian Wooden Dining Chairs By Thonet, Set of 6
By Thonet
Located in High Point, NC
Step back in time and into the realm of classic elegance with this 1910s Austrian Wooden Dining Chair set by Thonet. These chairs are a true testament to the timeless Thonet design e...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Thonet Seating

Materials

Wood

Pair of 1960s Mid-Century Thonet B 751 Wood Folding Chairs
By Thonet
Located in Carimate, Como
Pair of folding chairs model B751 designed at the beginning of the 20th century by Thonet, manufactured in the early 1960s at the Thonet factory in Radomsko (central Poland). Chairs ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Wood

6x Thonet chairs Nr. 157
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
In original condition with a beautiful patina of age. Solid and compact. Perfectly cleaned, minor repairs made. Disinsection: Lignofix I-profi. The surface is revived with linseed oi...
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Early 20th Century Czech Arts and Crafts Thonet Seating

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Orange Sof Tech Chairs by David Rowland for Thonet (set of 4)
By Thonet, David Rowland
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 David Rowland for Thonet Sof-Tech dining chairs. Surprisingly comfortable. Wear consistent with age. Chairs feature David Rowland's patented "Soflex" seat and back in origi...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Chrome

Early 20th Century Austrian Wooden Curved Chair By Thonet
By Thonet
Located in High Point, NC
Introducing the timeless elegance of the early 20th Century with this exquisite Austrian Curved Chair by Thonet, a masterpiece of craftsmanship and design. Hailing from an era where ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Thonet Seating

Materials

Wood, Bentwood

Two Chairs Thonet Nr.19, circa 1900
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
Original state with a pleasant patina of age, perfectly cleaned and repolished with shellac. Minor fixes made. The original weaving of the seat has been replaced by plywood seat with...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Belle Époque Thonet Seating

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

Office chair Thonet Nr.4601
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
Solid and compact. Perfectly cleaned and polished with shellac. Minor fixes made.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Arts and Crafts Thonet Seating

Materials

Beech, Bentwood

1960s Desk or Side Bentwood Chair by Ton, Czechoslovakia
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Newly upholstered - beech wood - armrests Dimension: 44 cm
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Wood, Beech, Bentwood

Red Sof Tech Chairs by David Rowland for Thonet (set of 4) (8 available)
By David Rowland, Thonet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 4 David Rowland for Thonet Sof-Tech dining chairs. Surprisingly comfortable. Wear consistent with age. Chairs feature David Rowland's patented "Soflex" seat and back in origi...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern Thonet Seating

Materials

Chrome

1950's Mid-Century Modern Walnut Armchair by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Burbank, CA
Vintage original Midcentury Modern armchair for sale. Manufactured in the 1950's by Thonet, and still has the original tag nicely intact. It has the original naugahyde vinyl upholste...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut

Set of 6 Leather Chairs by Mart Stam for Thonet, 1926
By Mart Stam, Thonet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 6 leather chairs by Mart Stam for Thonet, 1926. These cantilever armchairs have chrome frames and leather arms, backs and seats. In original co...
Category

1920s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Metal

Thonet No 19 Chair 1900s
By Thonet
Located in Čelinac, BA
Thonet no19 Chair Austria 1900s
Category

Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Thonet Seating

Materials

Bentwood

1960s Desk or Side Beech Chair by Ton, Czechoslovakia
By Thonet
Located in Praha, CZ
- good original condition with minor signs of use - high of seat 47 cm - armrests 77 cm
Category

1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Vintage Thonet Seating

Materials

Wood, Beech

Thonet seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Thonet seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Thonet seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Thonet were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Karl Fostel Sen’s Erben, Wiesner-Hager, and Anna-Lülja Praun. Prices for Thonet seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $145 and can go as high as $27,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,015.
Questions About Thonet Seating
  • 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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Thonet is a well known furniture company that was started by Michael Thonet in 1830 as he experimented with bentwood furniture. The brand is known for producing high-quality products with exquisite craftsmanship. Shop a collection of Thonet furniture from some of the world’s top sellers 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 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 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 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.

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