You might not think of scrolled arms and contoured backs as features of modern design, but Thonet's classic "cafe" chairs were light years ahead of their time. To make them Thonet pioneered the use of heat to bend wood into improbable shapes.
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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