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The Thonet No 5 Settee is Gracefully Curved and Lightweight

By: Meghan Young - Published: Sep 3, 2011 • References: 1stdibs and chairblog.eu
There is something completely classic about the Thonet No 5 Settee. Perhaps that has to do with the fact that it is inspired by the original bentwood chairs built by Michael Thonet himself back in the 19th century. Thonet was known for his introduction of elegant, lightweight, durable and comfortable furniture in a time when heavy, ornate designs took precedence. These designs still seem quite contemporary despite their vintage appeal.

The true beauty behind the Thonet No 5 Settee is its unassuming presence that is at once simple and decorative. The curved and graceful shape of the arms, backrest and legs were created using hot steam. The earthy tones of the Thonet No 5 Settee make it perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Although not suitable for all homes, it can still be appreciated by all.