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L'INDUSTRIE THONET: DE LA CREATION ARTISANALE A LA PRODUCTION EN SERIE -- LE MOBILIER EN BOIS COURBE (The Thonet Industry: From Artisanal Creation to Mass Production -- Bentwood Furniture). Alexander von Vegesack et al. Musee d'Orsay, Paris, 1986. Dossiers du Musee d'Orsay, 8. Published by Editions de la Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 64 pp. with 74 ills. 26 x 18 cm. ISBN 2711820866 In French.
Featuring illustrations of finished chairs, sales catalogues, and the workplace, this study of 19th-century industrialization in the furniture industry focuses on Michael Thonet's development of the bentwood chair in the 1830s in Vienna, and its assembly-line production perfected by his sons.
Artist(s):Thonet, Michael
Indexing: Western, Europe — Austria — 1800-1900 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 051954
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