Founded in 1819 by Michael Thonet, his eponymously-named company quickly became synonymous with quality and innovation. Finding success with the original Bentwood Chair, Thonet later began crafting tubular steel furniture and remains instantly recognisable today.


Expertly producing designs by the likes of Mart Stam, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, Thonet is considered an integral part of design history. With its speciality lying in crafting of tubular steel classics, Thonet played an essential role in materialising iconic designs such as the S 32 Chair, the S 285 Desk and the very first cantilevered chair, the S 33 Chair by Mart Stam.

Today, each Thonet design is meticulously produced at its factory in the German town of Frankenberg by skilled craftspeople using cutting-edge technology. Drawing on 200 years of manufacturing expertise, Thonet’s creations stand out thanks to their high-quality finish and timeless design. Thonet remains incredibly committed to sustainability and is on a continuous quest for more ecological and durable solutions to design needs.

S533 R Chair

The S533 R chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is now an archetype of contemporary chair design.

The fluid and singular line of its tubular steel bow frame creates a contemporary structure for the elegant woven wicker, a revolutionary and never-before-seen shape at its time of conception in the 1920s.

The S533 is a contemporary design classic that can be used indoors or out, and it would make the perfect addition to traditional and modern living spaces alike.

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