214 - The chair of chairs

The famous coffee house chair is an icon and considered the most successful mass-produced product in the world to date: it initiated the history of modern furniture. The basis was a new technique – the bending of solid wood – that Michael Thonet developed and perfected during the 1850s, and it was the first time serial furniture production was possible. And then there was an ingenious distribution model: 36 disassembled chairs could be packed into a one cubic metre box, shipped throughout the world and then assembled on site. With its clear, reduced aesthetics, this classic has been used in a wide variety of settings for more than 150 years.

Sustainability

The wood for the 214 is sourced from sustainably managed forests. Thanks to its exceptional quality and timeless aesthetics, it’s also extremely long-lasting and repairs can easily be made at any time. All of these features were enough to convince the jury of the German Sustainability Award to name our successful model, which has survived more than 160 years of various fashions and trends, a winner in the Design category for 2021.

214 - The chair of chairs
214 - The chair of chairs
214 - The chair of chairs

Variants

From our magazine

Minimalist living in a Vagabundo tiny house
History & Brand

Minimalist living in a Vagabundo tiny house

Tanqueray x Thonet
History & Brand

Tanqueray x Thonet

Home tour with Marie Nasemann
History & Brand

Home tour with Marie Nasemann

Load more

Contact

Sales

If you have any questions about the products used or would like to know more about the reference, please contact us.

Contacts

sales(at)thonet.de

Press

Information for the press can be found on our press portal.

Other inquiries

T: +49 (0) 6451/508-0
F: +49 (0) 6451/508-108

info(at)thonet.de

Downloads

CAD data for individual products and factsheets can be found on the product pages in the product catalogue.
 
CAD data for collective download as well as reference pictures and company-related information can be found in the media database.