GTV’s history has its roots in 1853 and, still today, has been growing between tradition and innovation. Which are the most relevant moments in the life of this historical brand?
The wood bending technique is a very ancient procedure that has been part of the craftsmanship scene for ages, although it has never really stood out due to a lack of productivity. Michael Thonet gave up the lamellar wood bending technique, employed by the artisans of the time, to create a new procedure of solid wood bending. This innovative technique is what helped him make his first wood furniture, introducing the audience to elegant and practical designs that could be made on a larger production scale. Towards the end of World War II, Michael Thonet’s heir rebuilt the business in one of their previous workshops in Austria - native land of Gebrüder Thonet - starting entirely from scratch, with little experience yet a great passion for furniture. Today our business is renewing its partnership with the world of design, working alongside expert designers whose distinctive trait is their dedication to research. Gebrüder Thonet Vienna merges its past with its future, tradition with innovation.