S43: A Bauhaus classic

To mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school and their own 190th anniversary, Thonet is producing a special edition of Mart Stam’s s43 chair

To mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school  – and their own 190th anniversary – Thonet is producing a special edition of Mart Stam’s s43 cantilever chair in 11 colours

2009 sees Thonet celebrate the 190th anniversary of the founding of the company by Michael Thonet and also the 150th anniversary of the bentwood classic 214 Chair.

It will also mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school, where in 1926 Mart Stam developed the first prototype of the cantilevered, tubluar steel chair.

Thonet is producing a special edition of the S43 chair for the Bauhaus exhibition in Germany (Weimar, Dessau and Berlin July – October 2009) and New York (MOMA November 2009 – January 2010).

NB: This post has been changed since first published. In the original post we stated that the 214 ‘knotted’ chair from 1859 was being produced as a special edition (below). The original version of this chair is still in production.

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