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B262 armchair, Mart Stam for Thonet 1930's

An historic chair that carries the marks of almost a century in its rich patina. 

Mart Stam is regarded by many as the inventor of the tubular steel cantilever chair. His design was the inspiration for Mies van der Rohe's other famous chair: the MR10. Although Stam was a functionalist, his motivation was fueled by his left wing political convictions. He wanted to create a chair, not for the elite, but for the workers. This chair has been used intensely for decades, yet it is still sturdy and in one piece. It has obtained a patina like no other. The chrome shows signs of rust and the paint is obviously scratched and eroded. I think it's just perfect

  • Designer

    Mart Stam
  • Manufacturer

  • Year of design

    ca 1932
  • Country

    The Netherlands
  • Materials

    Black lacquered wood, chromed steel
  • Dimensions

    H: 78 cm
  • Condition

    Perfect imperfections
  • Price

    Sold: New York, USA

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