S 411 LEATHER ARMCHAIR & OTTOMAN
The unique success story of Thonet began with the work of master carpenter Michael Thonet (1796-1871), which established the transition from manual furniture production to industrial production. Michael Thonet succeeded in making the breakthrough to industrial production in 1859 in Vienna with chair No.14, later called the „Vienna coffee house chair“, for which the innovative technique of bending solid beech wood was used. Chair No.14 cleared the way for Thonet to become a global enterprise, and numerous successful bentwood designs followed. Thonet’s production peaked in 1912: that year, two million units were produced and sold worldwide.
The family company has had its head ofﬁces in Frankenberg in the north of Hesse. Today, all bentwood and tubular steel classics as well as the contemporary collections are produced here in a facility with cuttingedge production equipment and a staff of workers with vast experience to draw upon. Thonet still develops innovative products that stand out due to their quality materials and timeless formal language and always take sustainability and durability under consideration.
The outstanding properties of this armchair are elegance, timelessness and exceptional sitting comfort. Added is a lightness that only a cantilever model can have. While the first tubular steel chairs from the 1920s were rarely upholstered, the 1935 Thonet catalog presented an entire series of voluminously upholstered armchairs and sofas. The in house Thonet design S 411 from the year 1932 probably marks the beginning of this new product series. Today, it is produced with high-quality leather.
Chair: 630mm Wide x 790mm Deep x 790mm Tall
Ottoman: 510mm Wide x 510mm Deep x 380mm Tall
Please add the frame colour, armrest wood and leather finish in the order comments box.
Manufactured to order, please allow 6-7 weeks for delivery.
Made in Germany