Thonet no. 14 children’s chair, in original un-restored condition. Very elegant unique piece! Thonet is a name synonymous with innovative furniture design and craftsmanship. Founded by German-Austrian cabinet maker Michael Thonet in the early 19th century, this iconic brand revolutionized the world of furniture with its bentwood and steam-bending techniques. Thonet’s breakthrough came in the mid-19th century with the creation of the iconic No. 14 chair, also known as the Vienna coffee house chair, which featured a simple, elegant design that could be mass-produced. This pioneering approach to design and production methods paved the way for modern industrial design.