Children's furniture has a long tradition at Thonet. The stock list from 1866 already included small chairs and tables, complemented by bentwood beds and cradles in the 1879 catalogue. The range of tubular steel furniture in the 1930s also included numerous models for children. Out of this tradition we are again manufacturing classics for kids today. In its proportions S 43 K exactly equals the classic chair S 43 by Mart Stam from the year 1931. Seat height 34 cm.
Without armrests.Frame made of chrome-plated tubular steel. Molded plywood shells with textured coating in light blue, yellow, rose pink and white.
photocredit: FERDINAND KRAMER, 1928
Mart Stam, born 1899 in Purmerend in the Netherlands, was among the leaders of Modern Architecture and a pioneer in contemporary furniture design. He attracted much 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 helped build the Hellerhof housing estate, among other projects. At the same time he served as a guest lecturer at the Bauhaus, teaching elementary construction theory and urban planning. From 1930 to 1934, Mart Stam was active in Russia and other countries; he subsequently worked as an architect in Amsterdam until 1948. In 1939 he assumed the top position at the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Amsterdam, and in 1950 he was named director of the Conservatory for Applied Art in Berlin-Weißensee. He returned to Amsterdam in 1953 but emigrated to Switzerland in 1977, where he died on February 23, 1986, in Goldach.» More details