Monday, May 24, 2010

The Bentwood chair

The Bentwood is the second chair from the left (suspended in the air)
Picture via Inside Out magazine

There is something very sexy about a well designed chair especially a curvy one like the Bentwood chair. Also known as the No. 14 , it was designed by Michael Thonet in 1859 as a cafe or bistro chair using a unique steam bent technology. The wood had to be bent, hence its name and I presume that it was only the experiment on the 14th prototype that was successfull. With its affordable price and simple design, it became one of the best-selling chairs ever made and till today, it remains a true design icon.

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