The No.14. Vienna is the chair that launched bentwood design onto the world market. Designed by Michael Thonet, and embraced by European restaurant culture, the chair quickly became one of the best selling bentwood models in Thonet history. The bentwood furniture available from Thonet Australia today is manufactured in an original European factory established in 1880 by the Thonet family, still made to the exacting specifications of Michael Thonet' s unique and original designs. Handmade in Europe.