In the 19th century, Austrian furniture maker Michael Thonet, the inventor of the bentwood style, brought his five sons into a family business that thrives today. In addition to the gracefully curved designs that made Thonet a household name, Vienna-based Gebrüder Thonet also manufactures new styles—and the company’s classic outdoor furnishings (which look just as happy in today’s gardens).
We’re particularly partial to the simple lines of the dining table, chair, and bench in the Garten collection. “Each item is made with the original knotted structure designed in the late 19th century. The result is a high quality, natural, modern, and practical look, that is simple to assemble,” notes the manufacturer.The outdoor dining season looms; get more inspiration and ideas from our design guide for Decks & Patios 101 and browse our collection of Dining Furniture. Our most recent roundups include:
- 10 Easy Pieces: Rectangular Wooden Dining Tables
- Object of Desire: The Reform Bench, Designed in Denmark
- 10 Easy Pieces: Picnic-Style Dining Tables
- Café Furniture with Curve Appeal