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Dutch architect, urban planner and furniture designer, Mart Stam, is recognised as the inventor behind the cantilevered chair that largely defined Bauhaus design. Serving as a guest lecturer at the Bauhaus and later named director of the Netherlands’ Institute of Industrial Art, his contribution to design is wide-reaching.

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Mart Stam boasted a career that intersected with some of the key moments of 20th-century design, including the formation of the Bauhaus and the post-war rebuilding of Germany. The architect behind the Theosophical Church in Amsterdam, Stam also designed a building for the Weißenhof housing estate in Stuttgart. His building sat among others designed by the likes of Le Corbusier, Peter Behrens, Bruno Taut, Hans Poelzig, and Walter Gropius.

Earning himself a place in the design hall of fame, Mart Stam created his first cantilevered chair during the 1920s. Connecting piping with flanges, Stam developed the principle of chairs that no longer rest on four legs. At the time, Stam was not particularly interested in the flexing effect of bent tubular steel, a technique that would soon become instrumental to the Bauhaus. Initially, his focus was on the simplicity of the form, which complemented perfectly the modern buildings of the time.

S 33 Chair in Brown Leather

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The first cantilever chair design in furniture history, the S 33 Chair in chocolate brown leather by Mart Stam has earnt its place in the design hall of fame.

Originally designed in 1927 for the Weißenhof housing estate in Stuttgart, the S 33 Chair was inspired by gas pipes.

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    Moon Mug
    CARRON PARIS
    £66.76 £89.00
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    Exclusive FK 6720 2-Seater Sofa
    Lange Production
    £7,068.60 £7,854.00
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    Exclusive HB 128 Bar Cart
    Lange Production
    £2,817.90 £3,131.00
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    Exclusive HB 6917 Bar Stool
    Lange Production
    £1,792.80 £1,992.00
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    Oranger du Levant Scented Candle
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    Exclusive HB 110 Coffee Table in Chrome & Glass 110cm
    Lange Production
    £2,458.80 £2,732.00
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    Tobak Eau De Parfum
    Maya Njie
    £63.76 £85.00
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    Altar Scented Candle
    AÏEUL
    £36.76 £49.00
  9. Play'n Pack Jungle
    Olli Ella
    £34.00
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    Exclusive HB 110 Coffee Table in Chrome & Glass 90cm
    Lange Production
    £2,049.30 £2,277.00
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    Vanilj Eau De Parfum
    Maya Njie
    £63.76 £85.00
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    Encre Scented Candle
    AÏEUL
    £36.76 £49.00
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    Ambre Archeoceti Scented Candle
  14. Honeysuckle Paper Stem
    The Green Vase
    £85.00
  15. Anemone Paper Stem
    The Green Vase
    £42.00
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    Honeycomb Hammam Towel in Brown & White
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    Honeycomb Hammam Towel in Sage & White
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    Nuno Multicolour Bag
    Toino Abel
    £135.00 £180.00
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    Mini Bag with Strap
    Toino Abel
    £120.00 £160.00
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    S 34 Chair with Armrests Black
    by Mart Stam
    for Thonet
    £739.50 £870.00
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    S 33 Chair Brown Leather
    by Mart Stam
    for Thonet
    £820.25 £965.00
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