Brigitte No 18 Bentwood Bar Stool


$179 inc. GST

4 fun bentwood facts you may not know:
1. Bentwood chairs take their name from the fact that during the making process wood is bent using both moisture and heat.
2. In 1867 at the world exhibition in Paris, Thonet threw a bentwood chair off the top of the Eiffel Tower to showcase its expendability. Needless to say it didn’t survive – great publicity stunt.
3. Originally designed to be pieced together by the purchaser. Luckily ours are supplied fully assembled!
4. As the chairs are made from solid timber they are like finger prints and no one stool is the same. The next time you see two Bentwood stools together, take a closer look at them and spot the difference.


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This minimalist bentwood stool is an enduring style through its icon status, durability and versatile form.

PLEASE NOTE: Bentwood bar stools have a rustic look and feel.
Stained timber has many variations in colour, grain and texture which means every stool is unique to your space.
Inconsistencies should be expected and appreciated.

• 2 year limited warranty.
• Suitable for indoor domestic or commercial use.
• Static load 150kg.
• Elm wood stool with reinforcing at stress points for extra durability.
• Conveniently placed footrest.
• Plastic feet are securely attached to the legs to protect your floors from scuff and scratches.
• Supplied fully assembled.
• Lightweight but strong design.

Available in stained walnut.

All prices include gst.

Brigitte Bentwood Stool

Bentwood bar stools are a type of chair that is made from a single piece of wood that has been bent into shape. The wood is often steamed or boiled in order to make it pliable, and then it is moulded into the desired shape. Bentwood bar stools are popular because they are elegant and stylish, and they also provide a comfortable and sturdy place to sit.

Bentwood Bar Stools Types & Materials

There are a number of different types of bentwood bar stools available on the market, and each one has its own unique features. Bentwood bar stools are also available in a variety of different materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. The most popular materials are wood and metal, and both of these materials are available in a variety of finishes, including natural wood finishes, painted finishes, and metal finishes.
Bentwood bar stools are a popular choice for both residential and commercial settings. They are perfect for use in kitchens, dining rooms, and bars, and they can also be used in restaurants, cafes, and other businesses. Bentwood bar stools are a great choice for any setting where a stylish and comfortable chair is needed.

What is Brigitte No. 18 bentwoord stools?

The Original No. 18 Bentwood Barstool is handcrafted in Poland from solid beech wood with reinforced joints and a cutting-edge design. This sturdy stool adds plenty of atmosphere to cafes, restaurants, hotels, bars, and nightclubs. Paged Meble has been producing and setting international trends since 1881. The first bentwood factory was founded in Jasienica by Jozef Hoffman.

Bentwood Stools

While it is often associated with classic French design, the original bentwood chair was created in the 1800s by German-Austrian cabinet maker Michael Thonet. He developed a method for steaming and bending solid wood to create sturdy yet simple furniture from a few pieces of wood.

After more than a century, the iconic Thonet No. 14 and No. 18 chairs are still considered the most successful chair designs of all time. Since then, the original designs have been in continuous production and have sparked numerous variations from furniture manufacturers all over the world.

Why Brigitte No. 18 Bentwood Stools?

The bentwood is your best bet if you’re looking for a dining chair that bridges the gap between minimalist and rustic, vintage and modern. This chair adapts to your interior style, whether you choose dark or light wood, use them for a pop of colour, or opt for upholstered or rattan seats.

How to use Bentwood Stools?

A formal dining table should be surrounded by matching bentwood chairs, with carvers (with arms) at either end. Their curved backs add elegance and symmetry to a grand rectangular table’s straight edges (as do bentwood bar stools at a kitchen island). They look great at round dining tables of all sizes, from two to eight people.
Bentwood and their Provincial-meets-Hamptons cousin, the cross back chair, can be mixed and matched for an eclectic look.

The following are some interesting facts about the Bentwood chair:

  • In the mid-1800s, German cabinet maker/furniture designer Michael Thonet perfected the process of steam-heating pieces of wood to high temperatures, then pressing them into cast-iron moulds and allowing them to dry.
  • Although bentwood furniture comes in a variety of styles, the No. 14 chair (designed by Michael Thonet) was the first to be patented and produced using this technology. It was made from just six pieces of wood, ten screws, and two nuts.
  • To save space, the chairs could be shipped flat-packed, similar to how IKEA furniture is currently shipped.
  • Between 1859 and 1930, 50 million copies of the No. 14 chair were sold, making it one of the most popular chairs of all time.
  • The Thonet company still sells the No. 14 chair, which was first introduced in 1859. (as the 214).
  • They also have a lot of other bentwood designs and are always coming up with new ones, like the Bodystuhl and Lehnstuhl chairs shown below.

What is a bentwood stool?

Bentwood bar stools get their name from the way they’re made. Bentwood is a popular style that is achieved by steaming or soaking the wood and then bending it. This method allows hardwood to be bent into curved shapes and patterns that would otherwise be impossible to achieve.

What era are bentwood chairs?

While bentwood furniture appears sleek and modern, its roots are firmly in the nineteenth century. From the 1870s to the present, we have a large selection of new and antique bentwood seating.

What wood is used for bentwood chairs?

Bentwood chairs can be made out of a variety of woods. Beech and ash, on the other hand, are usually the best because they are easy to bend and never crack like other harder woods. During the bending process, the harder wood tends to crack.

How do I identify a bentwood chair?

A genuine Thonet from around the turn of the twentieth century can be identified by the presence of the company name (THONET) carved into the chair with a solid line underneath. This mark could be found on the bottom of the curved arms or legs, as well as beneath the seat.

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Weight 4.5 kg
Seat: 39cm diameter
Seat Height: 76cm
Footprint: 40cm wide x 40cm deep

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