These chairs are the first cantilever chairs 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 interested in the clear form, which perfectly fit in with the modern buildings of the time.
Materials & Finishes
Cantilever chair with chrome-plated tubular steel frame. Seat and backrest butt leather or buffalo hide brown. Armrests are beech stained black or oiled walnut for buffalo hide brown model.
Also available in an array of other finishes, materials and quantities - please contact one of our showrooms for more information.
W 57 x D 64 x H 84 cm
Seat height - 45.5 cm
Armrest height - 67 cm
Not all finishes and sizes are available to buy online. However, the full range can be shopped at our London-based showroom where we have a selection of Thonet products on display. Please contact our design team on 020 8421 1779 if you require further information, to request a swatch sample or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise.
Year of design