Hi there. Hope your week has been off to a good start? I just returned back home after two days of Photoshop course in Aarhus and I'm so exhausted. I have learned so much and my head his buzzing with all this new knowledge. Very exciting.
However, I want to return to the seating department, as I have fallen completely in love with a chair. I'm obviously talking about the Thonet chairs and I think the above pictures speak for themselves! Gorgeous, right?
The history of these chairs started back in the middle of the 19th century, when Michael Thonet opened his first bent furniture plant. Thonet patented the bent wood technique and that seems to have been a pretty wise move as this technique made it possible to mass-produce the chairs at low costs, making them some of the most produced and iconic chairs in history - we're talking millions and millions! The company still exists, but is today called Ton. As the above pictures indicate, the chairs have become increasingly popular in Scandinavian interior design in recent years, and I'm a fan! However, they are quite expensive, if you want to buy them from new now, but you can be lucky to find them second hand for much less. I hope I will one day.
Have a lovely evening.