The S40 is a garden chair whose concept and design are reminiscent of Mart Stam's classic S43: clear, unobtrusive forms, optimum seating comfort and high quality materials and finish. These chairs were first illustrated in the Thonet catalogue in 1935 under the designation B 33 g (g for "Garten" = garden in German). The slats of the current model are made of solid iroko.
Similar in appearance to teak, this high-density African wood is highly resistant to the elements and has a smooth, uniform surface. All wooden parts are treated with a protective oil. Can be combined with the S 1040 table.
Materials Oiled Iroko and stainless steel
S40 Chair 45 x 56 x H85 cm S40F Chair 56 x 56 x H85 cm
Seat height 45 cm
Mart Stam, born in 1899 in Purmerend in the Netherlands, was one of the leaders of modern architecture and a pioneer of contemporary furniture design. He attracted attention in 1927 with his architectural contribution to the Weißenhof Estate 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 was involved in the construction of the Hellerhof housing estate. At the same time, he was invited to lecture at the Bauhaus, where he taught elementary construction theory and town planning. From 1930 to 1934, Mart Stam was active in Russia and other countries; he then worked as an architect in Amsterdam until 1948. In 1939, he became head of the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Amsterdam, and in 1950 he was appointed director of the Conservatory of Applied Arts in Berlin-Weißensee. He returned to Amsterdam in 1953, but emigrated to Switzerland in 1977, where he died on 23 February 1986 in Goldach.