Michaela Thoneta 148 768 61 Bystritz-am-Hostein / Czech Rep
+420 573 325 112
TON, an acronym for the Czech phrase for "curved wood furniture industry", is one of the three companies that have inherited Michael Thonet's history. The headquarters is still located in Bystřice pod Hostýnem, where the Austrian cabinet maker created the world's first wood bending factory in 1861. The choice of place was not accidental: Michael Thonet, who had dedicated fifty years of his life to perfecting the technique of bending wood, had understood that red beech, abundant in that area, hard, compact and homogeneous, without knots or significant grain, was the perfect wood for the purpose. The classic chairs and stools that leave the historic factory have largely entered the history of design, while the most recent pieces have won numerous prestigious awards. Alongside the historical collections, reproposed without reinterpretation, TON offers curved wood furniture in a contemporary key, thanks to the collaboration with various designers. TON chairs and tables are a unique combination of quality, innovative design and traditional woodworking craftsmanship.