The Bentwood chair is timeless, elegant, eco-friendly – and available through James Richardson.
March 29th, 2011
Bentwood is the last word in classic, environmentally friendly design. It is sourced from 100% renewable forests and 100% recyclable.
The classic Thonet styled Bentwood chairs have been manufactured by TON in the Czech Republic since the 1850s, using the same technique of bending a piece of steamed solid wood.
In an era of robots and computer-controlled machines, Bentwood chairs are unique.
The famous chair no. 14 is considered the first chair to be designed for mass production within furniture-making history.
Chair no. 14 has minimal material and assembly demands, is light and is constructed with just 6 pieces and 10 screws, making it easily imported disassembled.
Approximately 80 million pieces have been produced to date, since manufacture of chair no. 14 commenced in 1859. Owning a Bentwood chair is owning a piece of design history.
James Richardson is the exclusive distributor of the Bentwood range and is TON’s second oldest customer in the world.
INDESIGN is on instagram
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
This year CSM is celebrating a significant milestone with 65 years in the business of providing integrated office storage solutions for clients nationwide. We talked to CSM about their journey from humble beginnings working in steel to how they became pioneers in customisable storage design.