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 Ulmer Hocker. Idea – Icon – Idol" by Avedition and the accompanying exhibition at the HfG-Archiv/Museum Ulm offer a fascinating insight into one of the most renowned designs to emerge from the Ulm School of Design (Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm or HfG). This unique approach not only allows us to understand a design classic but also serves as an innovative model for historiography, seen as groundbreaking for future research.
The Ulmer Hocker, a simple three-legged piece of furniture that may initially appear unassuming, has traversed an extraordinary journey. This book and exhibition illustrate how various conditions and influences converged to make this iconic design possible. It becomes evident that behind every successful design lies more than just the final product itself.