chrome-plate tubolar steel.
Seat and backrest
reinforced cowhide leather
50 cm x 62 h. 83 cm h seat 46 cm
depth seat 43 cm h backrest 31 cm
HistoryStam’s fame as a designer derives almost exclusively from his invention of a chair of unparalleled lightness and semplicity. Stam first built as a prototype for his wife, using pieces of gas tubingand elbow joints. In the space of a few weeks (1926), when Stam had shown his ideata the Stuttgart exibition, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer came out with cantilevered chairs of their own, improving on Stam’s original idea, which included a crossbar between the front vertical.
When his studies were finished, from 1919 to 1925 Stam broadened ...