A bentwood masterpiece in both its construction and production, the 209 is an elegant and classical-looking chair. The projecting frame that forms both the backrest and armrest is bent into its form from a single piece of solid wood in stained beech. Like the original model of all bentwood chairs (no. 214) the 209 chair also consists of only six parts and almost looks like a sculpture. Swiss architect Le Corbusier was fascinated with the chair and used it in many of his buildings. The chair is available with an open back or backrest in wicker or fabric and for seats that are subject to heavy use, a transparent, plastic mesh is available for mounting beneath the wicker.