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Creating your own chair is a must for every true designer. The portfolio of all the major masters of the 20th century has at least one outstanding chair, whose appearance provoked a “Copernican revolution” in the field of interior design, and which has not been stopped talking about until now. Why are artists not attracted to tables or cabinets? If the cupboard is assigned the secondary role of the keeper of things, then we touch the table no less than with the chair. And, nevertheless, it is the chair that invariably occupies a leading position in the hit parade of designer’s favorite items.
The first designer chairs were the “Vienna Chairs” by Michael Tonet, which he created in the second half of the 19th century from bent wood. The combination of a very simple, lightweight, but solid construction and low price (due to mass production) made them incredibly popular. They remain incredibly popular until now; it will not be easy to find a person who has never sat in this chair. Thonet created twenty variants of his chair, but model No. 14 became the most famous. Continue reading