Thonet Chairs Models

Introduction | Thonet Chairs in Movies | Thonet Chairs in Art

Thonet models noted in these web pages are listed in catalog number order except for the top few of most common models seen in movies.
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Most images come from the Thonet1904 Illustrated Catalog, reprinted by Dover.
The 1904 catalog shows all chairs with the older circular leg brace, later replaced with a curved leg brace.  See bottom row for leg brace images.
Many models could be ordered with options such as caning in the back, different seat shapes and different legs and different heights. Catalogs from other years have different model numbers.

Thonet No. 18
Commonly seen in films.
Also available with optional arms as seen on the No. 15 below.

Thonet No. 18 variant
narrower inner back loop

Thonet No. 16
Variant of No. 18 not shown in early catalogs but often seen in films.

Thonet No. 14
The classic Vienna café chair.

Thonet No. 45
trapezoidal seat

Thonet No. 45 variant
round seat and narrower inner back loop

Thonet No. 45 ½
round seat

Thonet No. 4
Michael Thonet designed this model in 1849 for Café Daum in Vienna.

Thonet No. 12

Thonet No. 15

Thonet No. 15 with caned back

Thonet No. 15 armchair


Thonet No. 15 armchair with fancier legs


Thonet No. 3
(writing desk armchair)

Thonet No. 16 (1904 catalogue)

Thonet No. 17

Thonet No. 19

Thonet No. 20

Thonet No. 33

Thonet No. 52 ½

Thonet No. 54

Thonet No. 118 with optional arms

Thonet No. 98

Thonet No. 124
(with intarsia, an option on many models)

Thonet No. 321

Thonet No. 391

Thonet No. 393

Thonet No. 440

Thonet No. 3
Writing Desk Armchair

Thonet No. 23
Writing Desk Armchair

Thonet No. 20 Office stool

Thonet No. 10/14 Office stool

Thonet No. S 533
Designed for Thonet, 1927 by
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
There are many variants of this chair.



Thonet B 34 armchair

Dining Chair
Gustav Siegel for Thonet 1910

Melnikov Café Chair



Thonet Kanapee No. 12

Ring-shaped leg brace, as seen on most older Thonet chairs.

Four arc leg brace, as seen on some older Thonet chairs.

Loop-shaped leg brace, as seen on more modern Thonet chairs.

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