chair love | thonet

26/08/2014


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. 
  
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4 comments:

  1. Thonet / Ton chairs are also one of my favorites and as you I have been looking around for a quite a bit of time to find some second hand ones. But no luck so far. Hope to get them in the future :)

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    1. I actually found 6 chairs online to approx 135 € in total (!!!) - but unfortunately, I don't have a car, so I wasn't able to pick them up. I so much hope, I can convince someone to borrow me their car next time, I find some :D

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    2. Oh, such a bad luck! I have found some for reasonable price from Finnish auction sites, but unfortunately these have been also self pick up ones and a trip to Finland definitely adds too much to their price...
      P.S! Get better soon, no fun to be down with a cold twice in such a short time.

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    3. Well, a trip to Finland doesn't sound so bad :D Make sure to visit the Moomin Valley for me, when you go ;-) And thank you! A large amount of sleep the last couple of days and I'm starting to feel better. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

      x Johanne

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