26 April 2012

Design Classic: Model No. 14 Chair


How about a quick history lesson? Today's topic is the design classic, Model No. 14 Chair. Although simple in design, Michael Thornet's Model No. 14. Chair is the most successfully mass produced product in the world to date! (whoa!) This great achievement is due it's affordability and easy assembly.


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With it's steamed, "bentwood" technology, this piece is known as the coffee house chair and continues to be  produced and replicated by many. 

The Original Chair Model No. 14
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Now that you know how influential this chair design is, you will notice it everywhere! Or better yet, maybe you own one just like it...and if you do, I may be a tad jealous.


Article sources: 
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._14_chair
2. http://www.thonet.de/en/214

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