The S33 Chair by Mart Stam was the first cantilever chair design in furniture history.
They were used for the first time in 1927 in the Weissenhof-Siedlung in Stuttgart. Mart Stam began experimenting with gas pipes in 1925. He connected the piping with flanges and developed the principle of cantilevering chairs that no longer rest on four legs. Interestingly, at the time, Stam was not that interested in the flexing effect of bent tubular steel, a technique that would soon become instrumental in the Bauhaus school of design. Initially, his focus was on the simplicity of the form, which perfectly fit in with the modern buildings of the time.
The S33 is available from The Conran Shop in an elegant chocolate-brown leather upholstery.