In black with natural ‘socks,’ our Michael Thonet designed No.18 offers a sophisticated update to your kitchen bar breakfast bar and counter seating. This fixed height designer counter stool is offered in dual heights to fit most residential counter heights and commercial bar spaces.
Our original Michael Thonet No.18 designer barstool was originally manufactured in 1876 and the famous bentwood furniture tradition continues to this day. Our Michael Thonet designer original No.18 stool continues to be made in one of the very same European factories that has lent its expertise to Thonet bentwood for over a century.
Michael Thonet was a German cabinet maker by trade who pioneered both bentwood furniture and the very idea of affordable mass produced furniture itself. The ready-made bentwood furniture designs were something entirely new. Ready made furniture was outside the affordable realm for most people until new techniques were devised by designers like Thonet, made quality wood furniture at a lower cost. The No.18 bar stool is rich in European tradition-this Michael Thonet designed bentwood stool is here here in black Beechwood with natural ‘socks.’
Thonet’s cadre of bentwood furniture designs were wildly popular at their inception but owing to their classic appeal, simple curved lines and reputation for impeccable style—these bentwood chair and stool designs are as popular as ever. The No.18 Vienna Cafe stool is among the world’s most identifiable designer bar stools and has been a must have design for well over a century. Our Thonet designed barstool is made in the Polish factory that has been producing Thonet originals for well beyond a century and represents bentwood furniture at its best.