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.
The café together with the indoor and outdoor areas are operated by Café Jonas Reindl, which is well known for its coffee creations originating from the Süssmund roast house.
Thonet Pop-Up Café
Opening: 29 June 2016
Daily from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm