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Are you looking for a Thonet expert?

About us

A group of enthusiasts who work every day with Thonet chairs, evaluating antiques that make bentwood design lovers happy. Here’s our team.

Giovanni Renzi: architect. He has been working in close contact with the world of antiques since the age of twenty. To date, he is one of the world leading experts on Thonet furniture. Giovanni is specialized in providing consulting and training on the history of Thonet brand and on the dating of historical materials. Moreover, he works as an antique authentication expert for major European museums.

Manuela Lombardi Borgia: the strategic soul of the project. Interior design enthusiast, she works on the communication side, focusing on content marketing, inbound marketing, and event organization. She is the co-author of a book, with Giovanni Renzi, entitled Antonio Volpe Company, Italian Design challenges the Gebrüder Thonet.

Alessandro Scordo: architect. He is an expert in Thonet bent beech furniture. Everything started with the first Thonet chairs he bought during university years in Venice. In Torreglia, near Padua, it’s possible to find his unique atelier-exhibition dedicated to the Thonet design. He really knows every secret for a state of the art restoration.

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What we do

We seek and select bentwood objects, evaluate armchairs and furniture, provide consultancy for buying and selling,
restoration, training, event organization.

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Buying and
selling

We can help you find steam-bent wood objects thanks to our international network of collectors, dealers and auction galleries. Furniture in excellent condition restored to perfection and certified as originals by the leading Thonet experts in Europe.

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Event
planning

Our expertise is at your disposal when you want to organize Thonet related events. We have real experience in planning happenings able to attract those who are keen on Thonet and bentwood.

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Expertise and
Appraisals

Is this a Thonet chair? How much is it worth? Did you find an armchair in your attic that reminds you of a nineteenth-twentieth century atmosphere? Do you want to discover the value and authenticity of a piece of furniture? We designed an expertise service to give you concrete answers.

Thonet Vienna Expertise

Our Project

We want to spread our love for Thonet and help those who love bentwood design to make it part of their life. We want to let everybody fall in love with Thonet style design.

This style is the result of magic that was born in the late 19th century in Vienna. That magic influenced the geniuses of the past and keep influencing the present and the future not caring about boundaries. Just like did not care about it when the world was not yet globalized.

We have always promoted a style that lasts over time because passion, beauty, harmony, openness, perseverance, and memory are part of its founding values. Thonet spreads the democracy of consumption typical of modern furniture but it also represents the elegance that knows how to find its own space in every living context.

Do you need our help?

How can we help you? Do you need professional help to evaluate a Thonet chair? Do you want to organize a Thonet themed exhibition? We can help you thanks to our domain expertise, send us an email: we will help you as best we can.

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