Our Paris walnut 68cm backless bentwood kitchen stool offers the best of European bentwood furniture design.
One of the first barstools to be mass-produced, this iconic European bentwood barstool was ubiquitous all over the cafes and brasseries of 19th-century Paris, Vienna and Berlin. Our Michael Thonet designed original backless kitchen barstool in white is once again a must-have trend piece but this sophisticated barstool is such a classic it never looks dated or kitschy.
Michael Thonet’s \'Paris\' stool has earned its place as an icon of bentwood furniture and is a revered part of design history. Thonet, a German cabinet maker by trade, rose to establish the first real mass production of bentwood furniture designs. Thonet’s legacy is impressive and his much lauded bentwood furniture designs are experiencing a dramatic resurgence in popularity given their high quality, affordable chic style.
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'