Considered to be the definitive Thonet chair, the No. 18 is one of the most successful chair designs ever produced. With its light sturdy frame and versatile seat options, this timeless classic features the elegance and functionality that is quintessential bentwood. 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.