Gebrüder Thonet Vienna

Michael Thonet, along with his five sons, established “Gebrüder Thonet” in 1853. They abandoned the traditional technique of shaping wood by gluing it together and instead adopted the innovative method of steam-bending wood. This technological advancement allowed them to present a collection of practical designs and enabled large-scale production, making them the first company to achieve mass production. They also developed a distribution and sales network capable of adapting to any market.
However, after World War II, they had to start anew, and in 1976, the company changed its name to Gebrüder Thonet Vienna. Within this period, exceptional designers such as Josef Hoffmann and Nigel Coates have produced magnificent products. Items like the No.14 Chair, which saw over 50 million units manufactured between 1850 and 1930, have left a lasting mark in history due to their design and manufacturing quality. Even today, they continue to captivate new generations.