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Thonet patented the process of bending several layers of wood veneer glued together and laminated. This new material allowed the creation of curved back-rails and legs on chairs, contoured headboards for beds and scrolled arms for sofas. By 1900, the curvilinear furniture made possible by Thonet's techniques were widely produced by furniture manufacturers in the U.S., where the process was exploited for mass production of simple, inexpensive chairs and tables. Thonet also developed a method of bending solid wood. His bent solid and laminated beech chairs with woven cane seats and backs remain... LEARN MORE

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  • Pair of Streamline Lounge Chairs and Sofa by Thonet - sofa and chairs
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