[Germany]: Thonet, ca. 1930’s.
Watson call number: Bookcage TS408 .T495 1900
Perhaps best known for their bentwood café chair (No. 14), German furniture manufacturer Thonet published this portfolio ca. 1930–1931. Primarily designed by Modernist architect Marcel Breuer—whose design rights Thonet acquired in 1929—this collection highlights the company’s new tubular steel collection. Forty-seven advertising cards illustrate the furniture company’s “B” product line, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s classic lounge chair (B 306), Breuer’s “Wassily” chair (B 3), and at least three other Breuer models still sold by the company today.