The Vienna side chair is an authentic bentwood and rail back chair, designed originally for use in the coffee and cake shops of the Austria capital at the turn of the century. It is made using the original techniques pioneered in the 19th century by Michael Thonet. The Vienna side chair is made by hand and machine, using traditional methods and steamed bentwood.
The beech for this technique needs to be of the highest grade to withstand the steaming and bending processes. The wood is harvested responsibly from managed forests in Europe and complies with all EU timber regulations. This is reflected in the intergrity and performance of the product.