Meet the world’s greatest chair: the Thonet No. 14

“It consists of six pieces of wood – two circles, two sticks and a couple of arches – held together by 10 screws and two nuts. Together they make the wooden chair known as Thonet Model No.14, which although no one has ever actually done the math, is thought to have seated more people than any other chair in history.” (You can read the rest of this article here.)

I have always admired the Thonet No. 14 chair.
In short, here’s why:
1. Because of the simplicity of its design.
2. The fact that it’s not trying to be anything but a chair.
3. Because its remarkable legacy supports the idea that simplicity is not merely modest, but more appealing than luxury.