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September 2013

Major Thonet tubular steel exhibition in Rotterdam


“Bauhaus expositie” from 4 October until 21 December 2013


Classic and yet always contemporary: the exhibition “Bauhaus expositie” will open on 4 October 2013 in Rotterdam at the Hartman Binnenhuisadviseurs home furnishing store. The exhibition focuses on Thonet tubular steel classics from the 1920s and 1930s. Most of their designers taught at the Bauhaus. Philipp Thonet, one of the co-owners of the company, which is located in Frankenberg in the north of Hesse in Germany today, will open the exhibition.

Special editions of the furniture classics will be among the displays, such as the tubular steel cantilever chair S 43 by Mart Stam from 1931, which was re-issued in new and fresh colors for the 90th anniversary of the Bauhaus in 2009. Alongside extraordinary pieces of furniture, the exhibition also presents comprehensive information about the designers and the history of tubular steel furniture.

The development of modern tubular steel furniture in the 1920s and 1930s is considered a milestone in the history of modern furniture. At the time, Thonet became the largest producer of tubular steel furniture in the world. Designs by famous designers such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam were added to the Thonet collection. The invention of the cantilever chair without back legs is regarded as one of the most important design innovations of the 20th century.



The event

Friday, 4 October 2013
7 to 9 p.m.

Hartman Binnenhuis
adviseurs Mathenesserlaan 190
NL – 3014 HE Rotterdam

Download PDF "Pressrelease Bauhaus expositie Rotterdam EN"

Download PDF "Pressrelease Bauhaus expositie Rotterdam NL"

Address or contact person

For further information please contact our PR agency

Thonet GmbH

Susanne Korn

Michael-Thonet-Straße 1

D-35066 Frankenberg

Tel.+49 (0) 6451 - 508-160

Fax +49 (0) 6451 - 508-168

E-Mail susanne.korn(at)


Claudia Neumann Communication GmbH

Claudia Neumann, Anne Polch

Eigelstein 103-113
D-50668 Köln

Tel. +49 (0) 221 – 91 39 49 0

Fax +49 (0) 221 – 91 39 49 19

E-Mail thonet(at)