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Major exhibition, 18/12/2019–13/04/2020
Bugholz, vielschichtig – Thonet und das moderne Möbeldesign / Bentwood and Beyond – Thonet and Modern Furniture Design
Ed. by Thun-Hohenstein, Christoph / Hackenschmidt, Sebastian / Thillmann, Wolfgang
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Major exhibition at the MAK, 18/12/2019–13/04/2020 Characteristic bentwood and tubular steel furniture in the context of the Modern age With contributions by J. Uhlir, W. Thillmann, H. Keindl, S. Hackenschmidt and Chr. Thun Hohenstein
Aims and Scope
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the world-famous company Thonet, the MAK invites visitors to take a journey through time and modern furniture design. The bentwood furniture developed by Michael Thonet made style history and served as the foundation of one of the world’s most successful furniture brands. At the end of the 1920s, Thonet also entered the tubular steel furniture business, which continues to be an important pillar of the company's production to this day. A chronological overview of Thonet furniture is complemented for the first time by embedding the works in the technological, typological, aesthetic and historical development of furniture design. Complemented by loans from international collections, the book shows more than 300 exhibits, most of which were newly photographed.
- 30.5 x 23.0 cm
- Approx. 304 pages
- 55 Fig.
- German, English
- Type of Publication:
- Professional Book