A $70,000 Wooden Bike, Crafted Like A Century-Old Chair

by R27 CREATIVELAB on Monday, 8 October 2012

THONET, WHICH MAKES ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS CHAIRS IN THE WORLD, COMMISSIONS A HIGH-END BIKE TO SHOW OFF ITS WOOD-BENDING PROCESS.

The Thonet Chair Company must have been astonishing to see at the 1851 World’s Fair. In presenting simple seats made of gracefully curved, steam-bent wood, they bucked centuries of convention, countless generations of heavy, formal, carved furniture.

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