From the ashes of the Industrial Revolution , the Modern Age moved furniture production out of small workshops and into factories for mass production on a grand scale. Arguably, the first Modern piece of furniture mass-produced was by Prussian furniture maker Michael Thonet (1796-1871)
After 25 years experimenting with bending steamed wood and producing innovative "bentwood" furniture, Michael Thonet and his sons created the No. 14 as the first mass-produced seating furniture on the market. Going into production in 1859 , this chair has become a certified design classic, selling more than 50 million units between 1860 and 1930..
Today this iconic chair is produced in various styles, materials right across the globe.