Coffee house chair by Thonet

Thonet makes coffee

Michael Thonet caused a revolution with the invention of bentwood furniture. In the 1850s, the German joiner perfected a new technique in Vienna - the bending of solid wood. The coffee house chair 214 quickly became a symbol of Viennese coffee house culture. Thonet later also made a name for himself with tubular steel furniture of the famous Bauhaus architects.

Design meets coffee

Nowadays, the descendants of Michael Thonet run the head office of Thonet Germany in Frankenberg. They have now opened a pop-up café in the Alte Post in Vienna as a contemporary homage to Viennese coffee house culture. Furniture classics and current designs by Thonet are on display in the showroom. The Thonet brand can be experienced here, as can the chance to try out cantilever chairs, swinging chairs and the world-famous coffee house chair. However, the furniture cannot be purchased here.

Since June 2017, visitors have also been able to look forward to art, illustrations, photographs, sporty lifestyle accessories such as bicycle helmets and bags, stylish electric scooters and vintage furniture. The café with indoor and outdoor areas is run by the Viennese coffee roast house Süssmund, whose coffee is among the best in the city.

Alte Post Concept Space

Until the end of 2017
We-Sa 11.00 am - 6.30 pm

Süssmund Pop-Up Café

Tu-Fr 8.00 am - 6.30 pm
Sa 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

Old Post Office (Alte Post)

Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Wien
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