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Tue 15.11.

‘SM05′ chair by Cees Braakman re-released by Pastoe (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 15.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'SM05' chair by Cees Braakman, re-released by Pastoe

The Dutch furniture manufacturer Pastoe has reissued an updated version of this classic wire chair created for the company by Cees Braakman (1917-1995) in 1958. ‘SM05′, which at the time of its introduction was one of the first chairs to be manufactured from steel wire in its entirety, has been adapted to fit current sensibilities – ‘slightly elevated and thus adapted to the present time, people being taller now than in the past’ and is available in either black or white finish.

'SM05' chair by Cees Braakman for Pastoe

'SM05' chair by Cees Braakman for Pastoe

More about the chair:

 

‘Cees Braakman, Pastoe designer, designed the SM05 wire chair back in 1958. It was one of the first chairs to be made entirely of steel wire. Later on, armchair-style versions also came on the market, with or without armrests. This special wire design gives the chair a spatial effect. The cushion (black or grey) on the seat and the shape of the backrest make for a comfortable seat. Pastoe originally launched the SM05 in partnership with the Tomado company.

 

‘Cees Braakman has been a crucial figure for Pastoe, creating a clear and coherent collection of furniture conceived as functional objects, which put Pastoe on the map. The reissue of the SM05 is testimony to a great designer.The SM05 was introduced during the Milan Design Week 2011 and is available from May.’

Black and white version of the 'SM05' chair

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