160 years of bending wood in Bystřice pod Hostýnem
A place gains its genius loci from the events that have taken place within its walls. Michael Thonet’s factory in Bystřice pod Hostýnem has been operating without interruption since 1861, making 2021 the year in which we celebrate 160 years of the factory’s existence.
We are reminded of our rich history every time we move through the old factory complex, which has stood witness to the events that have shaped the company’s direction. Now we shape the latest chapter of the company’s history, trusting that the factory will watch over the work of at least six more generations as they push its development even further.
Go to the book
This special occasion has provided the impulse for a collection of stories, which jointly reveal important milestones from the life of the factory in the book +- 160 and on the related website. The stories disclose the many ways in which bentwood has shaped countless lives.