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Thonet is a surname, and may refer to:

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Michael Thonet German-Austrian cabinet maker

Michael Thonet was a German-Austrian cabinet maker, known for the invention of bentwood furniture.

Gebrüder Thonet

Gebrüder Thonet or the Thonet Brothers was a European furniture manufacturer. It continues as a German company, Austrian and Czech (TON).

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