vintage thonet dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

arent & pyke.

bentwood, or thonet chairs have been around the block — a few times. michael thonet created the first thonet chair with its curved, graceful shapes by forming the wood in hot steam. the first thonet, or “coffee shop chair no. 14” was made in 1859! i’ve got a few vintage beauties around my dining table and i like them mix and matched with a few saarinen swivel chairs (both sets of chairs found on craigslist). other great resources for vintage bentwood chairs are elsie green and chairish, and for brand new ones, check out dwr. if you don’t require more dining chairs in your abode, thonets look great bedside stacked with your favorite books, or are perfectly lovely as a desk chair. happy hunting!

bentwood dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

hanna’s room.

bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay

black rooster decor and Artilleriet Studio via desire to inspire.

yellow and black bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay

armadillo & co.

modern bentwood dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

robson rak architects.

vintage bentwood dining chair. / sfgirlbybay

avenue lifestyle.

bentwood dining chairs around white tulip style table. / sfgirlbybay

kim verbist interiors.

mismatched bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay


bentwood dining room chairs. / sfgirlbybay


thonet dining chairs. / sfgirlbybay

riikka kantinkoski for the green home book.

bentwood thonet chairs. / sfgirlbybay

jessica scott.