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05.07.2019 – 19.01.2020

Thonet & Design

An exhibition on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Thonet company
View into the exhibition, Thonet & Design, 2019.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)

About the exhibition

Outstanding examples of pioneering work in the field of bentwood and tubular steel furniture.

Thonet’s bicentenary provides a welcome occasion to present some outstanding examples of the company’s achievements in the field of bentwood and tubular steel furniture. By developing and exploiting new technologies, Thonet realized a pioneering principle: form as the result of industrial production methods. This was combined with a farsighted business model and sales policy that helped the company achieve worldwide success, creating the basis for its current position within modern furniture design.

Ein gelb lackierter Holzstuhl, dessen Sitzunterseite gezeigt wird
Stefan Diez, Holzstuhl 404 F.
Photo: Constantin Meyer
View of the Thonet & Design exhibition. Close-up of four chairs lined up one behind the other. A view of the Thonet & Design exhibition. Close-up of four chairs lined up one behind the other. The first one is made of wood, followed by a blue, round armchair and two more wooden chairs in beige and red.
View into the exhibition, Thonet & Design, 2019.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)

A catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition:

Impressions

View into the exhibition, Thonet & Design, 2019.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)
View into the exhibition, Thonet & Design, 2019.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)
View into the exhibition, Thonet & Design, 2019.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (A. Laurenzo)

Curated by:

Xenia Riemann, Josef Straßer

Cooperation partners:

Thonet
Münchner Volkshochschule