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A SET OF SIX S64 BEECH CANTILEVER CHAIRS, DESIGNED BY MARCEL...

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A SET OF SIX S64 BEECH CANTILEVER CHAIRS, DESIGNED BY MARCEL BREUER IN 1938 FOR THONET

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Each caned back and seat on a tubular steel frame, each marked Thonet, 2000
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The Frankenberg-based manufacturer stands for durability and an irrepressible drive for innovation. Thonet was the first manufacturer to market bentwood furniture and distribute tubular steel furniture. Michael Thonet founded his own workshop in Boppard am Rhein in 1819. In the 1830s, he experimented with veneer strips cooked in glue and is therefore regarded as the inventor of "furniture made of curved wood". In 1842 he was invited to Vienna by the Austrian State Chancellor Prince Metternich and the coffee house culture there laid the foundation for Thonet's later success. Given this willingness to innovate, it is not surprising that Thonet also cultivated links with the Bauhaus and Marcel Breuer. Thonet, for example, implemented his experiments with cold-bent steel tubing and produced the well-known cantilever chairs.
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Auction Date: 20th Jun 2022 at 2pm

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