Thonet Michael Vienna Pair Of Biedermeier Style Benches In Wood And Velvet


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We kindly suggest that you read the entire description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to ensure the authenticity of our objects. Rare and iconic pair of beechwood benches; the tall, comfortable seat, deliberately curved in the center, is made with springs and green velvet upholstery; the legs are slightly curved outward to increase the stability of the bench. The benches are in their original condition, the wooden structure is good and solid, so we did not consider doing any restoration because their authentic appearance makes them truly alluring and fascinating and attests to their antiquity and authenticity; moreover, everyone can provide a simple upholstery by choosing the color of the fabric in a personal way to match their furniture. Both of them, on the inside of one leg, have a metal plate with the name of the famous and prestigious manufacturer: Thonet (see photo) and were made by the company itself between 1950 and 1953 to Frankenberg, Germany, where the company moved from Vienna in 1889.. The history of the Thonet company is very interesting. A German cabinetmaker since 1819, as early as 1830 Michael Thonet experimented with new possibilities to produce furniture industrially by hot-bending plywood and solid wood to make his famous chairs with elegantly sinuous lines and throughout his furniture production becoming a real industry, thus changing the history of design. Michael Thonet was formed in the Biedermeier period. This period in which the concept of comfort, ornamental simplification, and enhancement of wood as a material was born. Thonet will meet the tastes of a new and immense market: that of the petty and middle class, public establishments, and meeting places. Thonet moved with his entire family to Vienna, where he established the first factory in 1849 and enjoyed enormous success. Thonet's experiments even attracted the interest of Austrian Prince Klemens von Metternich, among others. Soon, the inventor of the chair was entrusted with the entire furnishing of the Liechtenstein Palace and the Schwarzenberg Palace. The production enjoys the acclaim of the Prince of Metternich and the Emperor himself is a success. Present at universal expositions, Thonet achieves the renown he needs to secure large-scale manufacture. In London in 1851 his production received a bronze medal and created an opportunity to forge valuable relationships for the possibility of export. Michael always used beech wood, the ideal wood because of its long fibers and high elasticity that could support bending, from the simplest to the most extreme. Thonet furniture began to appear in the pages of sales catalogs (including 25 models in 1859, 114 in 1884, and as many as 1,400 in 1915). Simple but elegant and refined, light but sturdy and solid, Thonet's furniture became true icons, eventually to be considered among the most famous pieces of furniture in the world. The benches are in original condition. Measurements width cm.58, depth cm.40, height cm.44, seat cm.44. For all our shipments we use special packing materials (custom-made wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

Current list price: €1.900,00

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Dimensions (cm):
44H x 58W x 40D 44SH
Dimensions (inch):
17,32H x 22,83W x 15,75D 17,32SH
Creator / Artist:
Michael Thonet
Beech, Velvet
Original; Wear consistent with age and use. The benches are in their original condition, read in the description.
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