In 1830, Michael Thonet began experimenting with what was soon to be known as "bentwood" furniture and it was not long before Thonet and his sons were producing this furniture on an industrial scale. The name Thonet quickly became synonymous with a high standard of exquisite craftsmanship and Thonet's bentwood products soon joined the ranks of the most famous and most imitated furniture products of modern times.
In 1987 Shelby Williams, purchased Thonet Industries U.S.A and Thonet's US business formally came of age and separated from its European parent which remains under the control of the Thonet family in Germany.Here in the US the Thonet brand along with Shelby Williams is an integral part of the CF Group portfolio which includes the Falcon and Howe brands. To learn more about CFGroup, visit mycfgroup.com.
Supported by all the resources available within the CFGroup, Thonet now adds a new chapter to this rich history, creating distinctive, innovative furniture designs which are hand built by skilled craftsmen in our workshops right here in the US.
Thonet operates in an environmentally and socially responsible manner at all worldwide operations and takes great care to insure similar standards from our vendor partners. Our Corporation’s manufacturing facilities continuously reduce waste, minimize our carbon footprint, and use recycled and recyclable materials. Here are just a few specific examples of the many initiatives which insure that we remain responsible employers, respected members of the communities where we operate, and continuously improve our stewardship of the planet’s resources:
However, there are some fundamental principles which have guided Thonet’s business and which avoid the environmental, social, and reputational hazards of the many ‘throwaway’ products which flood our market today. Thonet is a responsible manufacturer of high quality, comfortable, and classic furniture designs. All of our employees are proud of the fact that we provide exceptional value, years of trouble free comfort, and an exceptionally low total cost of ownership. Thonet will continue to adhere to these fundamental principles, which have served us well for more than 60 years of operation.Download the Environmental Statement
CFGroup has a portfolio of brands which have a unique heritage spanning hundreds of years. These brands have built an outstanding reputation for satisfying the needs and expectations of designers, end users, and dealers in their respective markets.
CFGroup has a significant US and International manufacturing, quality control, sourcing and logistics organization. This means that wherever you need your product, CFGroup can deliver consistently superior value and service, on time and on budget.
The Bussiness of Furniture
October 19, 2016 Issue
|In the October 19, 2016 issue of Business of Furniture, Thonet's new and exciting products are featured in FIRST LOOKS.
The Blog Collection
Featuring angled legs and organic shaped seats and backs
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You can read the full feauture in the Business of Furniture article here.