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Thonet & Design

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

17 May 2019 - 2 Feb 2020

By inventing a machine for bending wood with steam in the 1830s, Michael Thonet became the first to mass-produce elegant yet inexpensive furniture. Popular models like his ‘bistro chair’ – still in production after more than 150 years – are displayed here alongside the word of recent designers. Find out more from the Pinakotheken website. 

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Cantilever chair B 33 (1927), Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam.

Cantilever chair B 33 (1927), Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam. Photo: A. Laurenzo/Design Museum, Munich

Chair ST 664 (1954), Ed (Edelhard) Harlis.

Chair ST 664 (1954), Ed (Edelhard) Harlis. Photo: A. Laurenzo/Design Museum, Munich

Chair 404 (2007), Stefan Diez.

Chair 404 (2007), Stefan Diez. Photo: A. Laurenzo/Design Museum, Munich

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