the history of TON – the hand-crafters of bentwood and timber furniture and accessories – twirls and twists about just one innovator, a neighborhood and bentwood. the ‘+-160 years’ ebook, created by author adam štěch, chronicles their dwelling in bystřice pod hostýnem, currently czech republic, the place a bentwood household furniture manufacturing facility has been working for 160 several years. this was ever considering the fact that german inventor, designer and businessman michael thonet revolutionized the creation process in 1861.
+-160 several years – the authentic and expansion of bentwood home furniture from bystřice pod hostýnem
all photos courtesy of TON
‘+-160 years’ e-book delves into and depicts the origin and growth of bentwood furniture from bystřice pod hostýnem. it does not detail the exact history of every single of the quite a few, lots of yrs, but curates a set of expertise, information and curiosities that acquaints the reader with the phenomenon of generation in the location – now residence to TON. from its past, existing and long term, tales 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: furniture revolution, golden period, embracing modernity, the conclude and new beginning, newfound liberty, the beginning of a european brand name, and vision for the long term. this commences with the point that legendary bentwood household furniture has continuously been produced in bystřice pod hostýnem up to current day. it was first set up by michael thonet to produce the iconic quantity 14 chair, persevering by globe wars, financial crises, nationalization and communism, but nonetheless manufacturing under no circumstances ceased. it displays the products’ timeless nature.
bender and polisher workers in about 1900
this notion speaks additional than just factory itself the phenomenon of bystřice pod hostýnem and its production is down to the community. it is surrounded by beech forests – its core product – but is also a hub for group: the workers and their households. there is a cause why TON is reported to be hand-crafted for generations. the manufacturing unit currently has its sixth era of staff there. stunning, normally double paged photos enhance this graphic, positioning reader in the town, nature, architecture and generation line way too.
six generations of employees have designed legendary bentwood home furniture from the factory
a 360-diploma online video, in which people today can look at bentwood furnishings currently being manufactured by way of a combination of handbook know-how and machines, can be considered right here. a lot more facts on the ‘+- 160 years’ ebook by TON can be found below.