THONET been producing furniture for the home and contract
segments for two centuries: at our Frankenberg site, bentwood and tubular steel design icons as well as contemporary furniture by
renowned designers are produced with a passion for the materials and extraordinary precision.
The combination of state-of-the-art production technologies and traditional craftsmanship makes Thonet one of the most
successful furniture companies.
The Dessau-Törten estate served as a pilot project for industrialised housing between 1926 and 1928. The Bauhaus was confronted with the issue of providing cheap housing for large groups of people and arrived at different solutions. Walter Gropius pursued the garden city approach and constructed experimental terraced houses with elements of industrial prefabrication, Hannes Meyer and Richard Paulick developed modern high-rises with an urban flair, while Carl Fieger, Georg Muche and again Paulick proposed individual solitary buildings. On first glance, the estate might disappoint certain expectations of original Bauhaus architecture, but it can tell us more about modern housing than other estates of classic Modernism.