Stefan Diez, Chair 404, 2007. Thonet GmbH, Frankenberg. © Stefan Diez. Photo: Constantin Meyer

200 years of Thonet

The 200th anniversary of the Thonet company provides a welcome opportunity to showcase its pioneering achievements in the field of bentwood and tubular-steel furniture with a number of outstanding examples. Through the development and exploitation of new technologies, Thonet realized a forward-looking principle: shape as the result of industrial manufacturing methods. This design leadership, in conjunction with the far-sighted business and sales strategies, resulted in the company’s worldwide success and its illustrious position in modern furniture design.

A presentation by DIE NEUE SAMMLUNG -THE DESIGN MUSEUM in cooperation with NEUES MUSEUM


Neues Museum. NUREMBERG