Exhibition in Neuwied
The Roentgen-Museum and the Municipal Gallery Former Mennonite Church in Neuwied showed up to 04.09.2011 the exhibition "FurnitureDesign - Roentgen Thonet and the modernism" - furniture from 1750 to today. At this exhibition, a comprehensive 352-page accompanying publication is published, which can be purchased. The book includes contributions by renowned authors and a catalogue part in which all exhibited furniture is discussed in detail. For more informations look here.
Roentgen-Museum on YouTube
The exhibition at the Roentgen Museum "FurnitureDesign - Roentgen Thonet and the Modernism" was used by the famous film critic Wolfgang Schmitt, Jr. as a backdrop for the analysis of three films of the Coen brothers. Take a look inside and be surprised.
Not just for film buffs!
By a lucky chance I discovered the website of Dirk Dowald who presents a superb selection of beautiful miniatures of chairs, including "replicas" of some Thonet classics. Most of the pieces are from various manufacturers, but partially built by Mr. Dowald himself.
On the very interesting website of Dorian Frank you will find an impressive collection of objects from the Art Nouveau period as well as numerous pieces of bent wood.
A beautyfully designed website.