Our Michael Thonet designed No.18 original black kitchen bar stool is an on-trend and sophisticated update to your kitchen bar breakfast bar and counter seating. This fixed height designer counter stool is sized to fit most home kitchen counters.
Our original Michael Thonet No.18 designer stool is also available in a commercial height stool(75cm) and table height dining chair. If you are considering updating your kitchen chairs and kitchen barstools, using the same style can create a unified, polished design. Made in 1876, the Michael Thonet designer original No.18 stool has become a bentwood classic and an integral piece of design history.
Thonet was a German cabinet maker and pioneered the creation of ready-made bentwood furniture designs. Thonet’s No.18 stool is deemed to be the quintessential Viennese café stool representative of the pinnacle of bentwood furniture design and the era itself. Thonet’s oeuvre of bentwood furniture designs are currently experiencing an upsurge in popularity.
The No.18 Vienna Cafe stool is one of the world’s most recognizable bar stools and has remained unchanged for over a century. Our Thonet designed barstool is constructed in the Polish factory that has been producing Thonet originals for over a century and exemplifies bentwood furniture at its finest.
If you take the time to admire you will notice that each product is unique using many pieces of European Beechwood. Based on the nature of natural wood inconsistencies in grain, joins, colour, texture and shape deserve appreciation like strokes on a painting or sculpture.
It is important to note that any stress marks in the timber from the production process will not exacerbate over time. Stresses caused in the bending and joining process are what make these items so impressive. This can be more prevalent in the painted options as the paint tends to highlight these 'perfect imperfections'