Michael Thonet was born in Germany. he was a designer specialising in ‘bentwood’ and inventor of chairs that is bent into continuous structural shapes. he influenced both contemporary and modern styles. furnitures are still being manufactured.
"Probably the single most commercially successful chair ever produced million sold between 1859 and No. 14 embodies the radical developments of Michael Thonet's pioneering steam bending process, which paved the way for mass-produced furniture.