On a recent trip to New York, I admired the MUJI Manufactured by Thonet Furniture line, which combines Old World elegance with sleek minimalist Japanese design. The simplified bentwood and tubular steel furniture is manufactured at Thonet's headquarters in Germany, keeping to the company's high production standards. Contact MUJI's Chelsea or Times Square New York Stores (where they are on view) to purchase.
Above: Thonet Beech Table; $795.75 at MUJI.
Above: Thonet Beech Bentwood Chair in brown; $495.75 at MUJI.
Above: Thonet Steel Pipe Chair in dark gray ($575.75), Thonet Steel Pipe Desk ($675.75), and matching Steel Shelf ($235.75) at MUJI.