Thonet Rocking Chairs Book – Silvana Editoriale

SKU: ISBN 9788836606719

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[Authors: Chiara e Giovanni Renzi, Wolfgang Thillmann].
In 1862 Michael Thonet and his sons attended the World’s Fair in London and presented- alongside models considered milestones in design history, such as chair number 14-the first rocking chair manufactured using steam-bent beech, the first in a long series of models and millions of rockers that relaxed men, women and children for more than a century.

In 1862 Michael Thonet and his sons took part in the World’s Fair in London and presented – alongside models considered milestones in the history of design, such as chair number 14 – the first rocking chair manufactured using steam-bent beech, the first in a long series of models and millions of rockers that relaxed men, women and children for more than a century. Dedicated to this particular piece of furniture produced by the Thonet house is this volume, which traces its evolution from 1860 to 1900. Chapters trace the history of the rocking chair from its American origins to its landing in Europe, where it spread rapidly thanks to Michael Thonet’s experience, high professionalism and entrepreneurial skills.

The rocking chair, which the technique adopted by Thonet allowed to be made in light and sinuous forms, was so successful throughout the century that it began to be replicated by several competing houses. The last chapter of the book is devoted to the production of one particular model, namely the rocking chair for children. The volume is accompanied by a bibliography.

Additional information

Dimensions 24 × 30 cm
Binding

Paperback with flaps

Pages

96

Language

Italian, english

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Silvana Editoriale was founded in 1948 by Amilcare Pizzi, as a way of remembering his daughter Silvana, who died prematurely in 1944. Through his commitment and passion, Pizzi expanded its business by publishing books of enormous value. In the mid-90s, Silvana redefined its publishing strategy, embarking on a path of growth and development on the national and international markets, focused on the fields of art, design, architecture and photography, all of which is documented in the on-site catalogue. Today, Silvana Editoriale publishes more than 400 titles a year in collaboration with Foundations, Research Institutes, Universities and Museums across Europe, the United States and the Middle East.