the heritage of TON – the hand-crafters of bentwood and timber home furnishings and components – twirls and twists close to one innovator, a group and bentwood. the ‘+-160 years’ reserve, composed by writer adam štěch, chronicles their household in bystřice pod hostýnem, these days czech republic, where a bentwood furniture factory has been operating for 160 many years. this was ever considering that german inventor, designer and businessman michael thonet revolutionized the generation process in 1861.
+-160 yrs – the original and enlargement of bentwood home furnishings from bystřice pod hostýnem
all photographs courtesy of TON
‘+-160 years’ reserve delves into and depicts the origin and enlargement of bentwood household furniture from bystřice pod hostýnem. it does not depth the exact heritage of each of the a lot of, several many years, but curates a set of awareness, info and curiosities that acquaints the reader with the phenomenon of production in the location – now house to TON. from its earlier, existing and long term, stories are shared with the factory’s anniversary.
the bentwood manufacturing facility in bystřice pod hostýnem, now czech republic
the curation is break up by defining moments and fortunes for the factory: household furniture revolution, golden era, embracing modernity, the conclude and new starting, newfound independence, the delivery of a european model, and eyesight for the long term. this begins with the truth that iconic bentwood household furniture has constantly been manufactured in bystřice pod hostýnem up to existing working day. it was authentic set up by michael thonet to develop the legendary quantity 14 chair, persevering by way of world wars, financial crises, nationalization and communism, but nonetheless generation in no way ceased. it demonstrates the products’ timeless nature.
bender and polisher staff in close to 1900
this notion speaks extra than just factory alone the phenomenon of bystřice pod hostýnem and its output is down to the local community. it is surrounded by beech forests – its core content – but is also a hub for neighborhood: the workers and their families. there is a cause why TON is stated to be hand-crafted for generations. the manufacturing facility presently has its sixth technology of employees there. gorgeous, usually double paged photos reinforce this picture, inserting reader in the town, character, architecture and output line way too.
six generations of staff have developed legendary bentwood furniture from the manufacturing facility
a 360-degree online video, where people can view bentwood home furnishings staying produced as a result of a combination of handbook technology and machines, can be viewed right here. far more information on the ‘+- 160 years’ ebook by TON can be identified here.