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.