S33 / S34 chair

Thonet – Mart Stam, 1926 

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 "Why have four legs when two will do?" asked the artist Kurt Schwitters in 1927, when he saw the first cantilever chairs in the history of furniture. 

It was Mart Stam who first came up with the idea of exploiting the characteristics of steel to create the S33 (without armrests) and S34 (with armrests) chairs, whose cubic shape, clean lines, harmonious proportions and dynamic spring effect ushered in a new generation of chairs. 

S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926

Although the S33 and S34 chairs caused a sensation at the Werkbund exhibition inaugurated in 1927 at the Weißenhof in Stuttgart, it was in 1925 that Mart Stam carried out his first tests using thin gas pipes connected with plumbers' joints.

S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926

In a second phase, he developed the principle of cantilever chairs, a principle whose sobriety would become an important element in the history of modern furniture design. Much more than rational pieces of furniture, the S33 and S34 chairs were part of a revolutionary overall concept that included architecture and lifestyle.

S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926

S33 Chair without armrest  50 x 64 x H84 cm – Seat height 46 cm
S34 Chair with armrests  57 x 64 x H84 cm – Seat height 45,5 cm



Black leather / Chrome
(black beech armrests)

S33 Chair – Black leather / Chrome
S34 Chair – Black leather / Chrome  (black beech armrests)

S33 Chair

S34 Chair

Silver synthetic fibre / Chrome
(black beech armrests)

S33 Chair – Silver synthetic fibre / Chrome
S34 Chair – Silver synthetic fibre / Chrome  (black beech armrests)

S33 Chair

S34 Chair

White synthetic fibre / Chrome
(lacquered walnut armrests)

S33 Chair – White synthetic fibre / Chrome
S34 Chair – White synthetic fibre / Chrome  (lacquered walnut armrests)

S33 Chair

S34 Chair

White synthetic fibre / Black
(black elastomer armrests)

S33 Chair – White synthetic fibre / Black
S34 Chair – White synthetic fibre / Black  (black elastomer armrests)

S33 Chair

S34 Chair

White fibre / White
(lacquered walnut armrests)

Black fibre / Black
(lacquered walnut armrests)

S34 Chair – White fibre / White  (lacquered walnut armrests)
S34 Chair – Black fibre / Black  (lacquered walnut armrests)

S34 Chair

S34 Chair

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S33 Chair

S33 Chair

S34 Chair

S34 Chair

Full grain leather

Full grain leather
Full grain leather
Full grain leather
Full grain leather

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Buffalo leather

Buffalo leather

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S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926
S33 / S34 Chairs Mart Stam, 1926

Mart Stam

Mart Stam

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.