Rustic Dining Table pairs with Bentwood Chairs

One of our customers sent in some images of their beautiful custom dining table paired with our Replica Thonet Bentwood Chair in Black. The dining table uses recycled timbers salvaged from old farmhouses in the customers country of origin, Latvia. It was custom designed by her (what talent!) before it was sent over to Adelaide, Australia to get stained and treated before finally making it to her home in Melbourne, Victoria. We are seriously loving the look of the table, combined with the clean aesthetics of the Bentwood chair on a white canvas that is her home. Take a look for yourself

Splash of industrial with the Tolix Chairs and Reclaimed Timber Dining table in a modern household

Delightful contrast colours combines the natural warm timbers, black bentwood chairs on a white canvas.

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Feedback from our Happy Customers!

We love hearing feedback from our customers, it means we are on the right track! We had a lovely customer get back to us with a photo of their dining setting, furnished by Stools & Chairs. It mixed in our Replica Thonet Bentwood Chair with the Replica Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair. We think its super cute! What do you all think?

Belinda's Dining Setting

Belinda’s Dining Setting

Beautiful Kitchens

There has been a great deal of interest in our Provincial Bar Stools, so I went searching the internet for some great examples of bar stools but came across these beautiful gems I had to share.

Firstly we have a beautiful example of a kitchen/dining/living space that gives that organised chaos feel. Loving the mismatched Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs and Eames DCW Sidechair on the other side.
wishbone chair kitchenI also found this neutral coloured rustic kitchen. Green and mint on a white base, with the understated Bentwood Chairs.
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Lastly we have a very owner with an open kitchen. Mixing warm wood elements and contrasting simplicity. You see the Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair in the foreground on the left there – soon to be featured on Stools & Chairs Website.
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Black on Black Take 2

We hoped everyone enjoyed their long weekend Easter Break over the weekend. We here at Stools & Chairs got some time to unwind and enjoy the simple things in life. Coffee. We were in Melbourne over the weekend and whilst relaxing over the popular cafe’s in their fine city, we found ourselves at My Other Brother, on Burke Rd in Camberwell. We immediately noticed the beautiful black on black theme they had against the hardwood floors. Below are some pics of our Black Replica Bentwood Chairs being used with the famous Black Tolix Stools. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we did their coffees!
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The Block showcases our products!

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We here at Stools & Chairs love The Block. We tune every night to see how all the contestants are furnishing their newly renovated houses. Needless to say, there are some stools and chairs that prove so popular and blend seamlessly into any style of household that they pop up season after season.

The Xavier Pauchard Tolix stool is an item that has been used time and time again and we can see why! Our 65cm Silver Tolix stool is currently out of stock and will return in a few weeks. Until then you will be able to find the rest of our range here. See how Josh and Jenna used it in their kitchen.

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The Bentwood Chair which I covered below is also used by Dan and Dani in their attic makeover. They’ve opted for the brightly coloured yellow option which looks great in a minimalist style attic with clean lines and colours. What do you think? What is your favourite colour?

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Bentwoods. The Bad and the Good

The original Bentwood chair was designed by German-Austrian cabinet maker Michael Thonet (often mispronounced Tho-Nay, the name should be pronounced Tone-et). The Bentwood chair is an elegant and simple design which is made through revolutionary steam bending technology that Thonet mastered. The curved backrest and support is made by heating the timber to 100 degrees Celsius, pressing them into curved cast iron moulds, and then drying them at 70 degrees for a further 20 hours. This results in a very strong, but light piece of timber left for the chair.

Below are some photos of other “Bentwood” Chairs. The first one has been made in China. Some Chinese manufacturers have been manufacturing copies of the Bentwood chair by bending a thicker plywood instead of the traditional steam and mould method. This results in a quicker production time, but other elements of the chair are compromised. The thick nature of the timber takes away its elegant style, and a less than ideal O-ring support for the legs is used.

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The image on the right is another example of a cheaply made replica. Even though the bentwood looks slightly more genuine, the leg support still shows the inferior O-ring used, and thicker legs.

Stools & Chairs’┬áreplica of Thonet’s Bentwood Chair is guaranteed to be true to the original. It was been manufactured in Europe with all the same methods that was originally used and this is reflected in the finished product. Our Bentwoods are lightweight, elegant and strong. Get yours now for under $175 each, guaranteed to be the cheapest in Australia for the quality, with a 12 month warranty.

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