If you know me, then you are aware that I have a wonderful French influence in my life. Because of this, I adore finding Parisian inspired pieces making their way into current design trends.
The French Bistro Chair, or the No. 14 Chair, is one of these pieces. Designed by German-Austrian craftsman, Michael Thonet, and introduced in 1859, this bentwood chair - being the first of it's kind - won an award at the 1867 Paris World Exposition. The chair was made from six pieces of steam-bent wood, ten screws, two nuts and a woven cane or palm seat. Though it has now evolved, the original is still being distributed by Thonet with a slightly more broad color palette.
the original the current No. 14
Here are a few of my favorite installations using the Parisian style bistro chair:
Here are a few of my favorites with links so that you can get the look yourself!
Photos courtesy of Houzz and Pinterest