The Michael Thonet designed No.18 original was produced by Michael Thonet and Sons in 1876 and has become a fixture of bentwood design history. Thonet, a German cabinet maker, was the first to create successful bentwood furniture designs. Thonet envisioned the new forms possible by using steam to make large pieces of wood pliable. Thonet’s created his quintessential bentwood designs utilizing one piece of wood to form the chair’s back rest and back legs, then he attached a separate seat and the front legs.
In the coming weeks, we will open up our online ordering platform. Through this page, you will be able to select the product category, as well as your prefered add-ons for each product. Then you will be able to request a quote, and we will get in touch with you to work out the rest of the details.
Before you request a quote: We make almost every product in-house and to-order, so make sure you select the appropriate upholstery and options for your needs. Please choose a fabric from one of our 6 upholstery groups (link below), and then select that fabric in the upholstery group field. Once you've done this, and selected your addons, please leave some notes in the notes field of the quote form with the details for which fabric you're after.
We'll get in touch with you to work out all the details and then get straight crafting your order.