Photo du Jour 02.03.2010

[photo by Christina Römer]

Designboom has a recent post featuring a number of photos named winners and honourable mentions of a competition launched by the German company Thonet. The competition? To photograph the iconic Thonet no. 214, as a way to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

214: It is often called the chair of all chairs – and rightfully so. traditionally-made chairs had handcrafted joints. Then, around 1850, michael thonet made production cheaper by bending the wooden components using steam and simply screwing them together. No other chair has ever been reproduced as many times.  To date, more than 50 million copies have been made. And thonet is still producing it following the original well-tried and proven principles. Chair no. 14, today 214, is considered the most successful industrial product in the world.

Basically, I just thought the photo was dope – check out the Designboom post for more.


Posted: March 2nd, 2010
at 10:04am by orangemenace

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Categories: architecture,photographie,furniture,design

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  1. love the American as apple pie and xenophobia line. Touche’


    3 Mar 10 at 7:57 am


  2. This chair looks like the ballroom of my apartment building. Is identical.

    Stela Savage

    4 Mar 10 at 1:54 am



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