The anniversary publication summarises the one hundred and sixty year history of the Czech bentwood furniture factory.
Michael Thonet, a German-Austrian furniture designer, founded his factory in Bystřice pod Hostýnem in 1861. The forests around the TON factory provided the raw material for the furniture, while favourable conditions and growing demand have kept the facility alive to this day. The book +- 160 years, published on the occasion of the 160th anniversary, summarises the most interesting and important events in the history of the brand and the work processes that are carried out here. Adam Štěch, the book’s author, tells the story of TON from the golden age of the factory, through the growth of the brand into a strong European brand, to visions for the future, with an important role for the factory’s workers, already the sixth generation of whom are now making the iconic curved wooden furniture.