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Chair S33, S33N

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  • Description

    This chair - together with the S34 version with armrests) is the first cantilever chair in furniture history. They were used for the first time in 1927 in the Weissenhof-Siedlung in Stuttgart. Starting in 1925, Mart Stam experimented with gas pipes that he connected with flanges and developed the principle of cantilevering chairs that no longer rest on four legs. He thus created a construction principle that became an important building block in the history of modern furniture design with its formal reservation. In the beginning, Stam was not yet focused on the flexing effect of the bent tubular steel; rather, he was interest in the clear form, which perfectly fit in with the modern buildings of the time.

  • Technical Info

    Measurements: W: 50 x D: 64 x H: 84 cm

    Materials: Frame chrome-plated tubular steel. Stretched with core leather or plastic mesh in black or silver.

  • Designer
    Mart Stam

    Mart Stam, born 1899 in Purmerend in the Netherlands, was among the leaders of Modern Architecture and a pioneer in contemporary furniture design. He attracted much attention in 1927 with his architectural contribution to the Weißenhof project in Stuttgart both as an architect and as a designer experimenting with tubular steel. In 1928 and 1929 he worked as an architect in Frankfurt, where he helped build the Hellerhof housing estate, among other projects. At the same time he served as a guest lecturer at the Bauhaus, teaching elementary construction theory and urban planning. From 1930 to 1934, Mart Stam was active in Russia and other countries; he subsequently worked as an architect in Amsterdam until 1948. In 1939 he assumed the top position at the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Amsterdam, and in 1950 he was named director of the Conservatory for Applied Art in Berlin-Weißensee. He returned to Amsterdam in 1953 but emigrated to Switzerland in 1977, where he died on February 23, 1986, in Goldach.

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    • Buffalo leather
    • Butt leather, Black
    • Butt leather, Chocolate
    • Butt leather, Nature
    • Synthetic mesh, Black
    • Synthetic mesh, Silver

  • Delivery

    10-11 weeks
    Made to order item

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