14 Side Chair
My pick is the classic Thonet 214 Chair. It initiated the history of modern furniture. The basis was a new technique – the bending of solid wood – that Michael Thonet developed and perfected during the 1850s, and it was the first time serial furniture production was possible. Added was an ingenious distribution model: 36 disassembled chairs could be packed into a one cubic metre box, shipped throughout the world, and then assembled on site. With its clear, reduced aesthetics this classic has been placed in the most diverse environments for more than 150 years. Our 14 Side Chair is a great example of this classic bentwood technique and has been specified in a wide number of projects this year.
Tei Wei Hong
14 Side Chair pictured here in The Good Egg, Soho.