Michael Thonet, Konsumstuhl Nr. 14, 1859. 2 Carrier box: 36 chairs in one cubic meter (1m³) for global markets. 📷 © Vitra Design Museum, Thomas Dix.

3 Gillis Lundgren, IKEA chair Ögla, launched 1964. It was made in Radomsko, Poland, by the company Fameg, once founded by the Thonet Brothers. They still had the forms for bending the wood. Shown are three different chairs. 1964: wood. 1983: plastic. 1999: plastic-gas. 📷 © Pinakotheken München. Source

The Chair that seated millions (NY Times)

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Nr 14.

Konsumstuhl Nr. 14

Michael Thonet was a German Austrian cabinet maker whose famous work is aesthetically part of our lives today.  His design was groundbreaking in 1859, a chair known as Konsumstuhl Nr. 14, or ‘Coffee shop chair number 14′  or,  simply,  ‘Chair Nr. 14.’   It became the standard chair found in any Kaffehaus in Vienna.

Thonet created No. 14 using lightweight strong wood in which…

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