Happy birthday, Bauhaus!
It’s the 90th anniversary of the influential Bauhaus design school, where some of the 20th century’s most innovative designers experimented with the new malleable steel tubing, shaping it into furniture forms still recognizable today.Â
To celebrate this special birthday, European furniture-maker extraordinaire Thonet is releasing a special edition of Dutch architect Mart Stam’s iconic S-43 Cantilever Chair. What makes this special anniversary re-issue even cooler are the colours â€” a glorious spectrum of textured enamel options that breathe new life into this design classic from 1931.
These iconic pieces of 20th century design always take me back to my grandma’s kitchen. In the 1980s, she had a couple of them upholstered in a burnt sienna vinyl (I wonder why that’s not an option in the reissue?…;), and I remember rocking them back and forth until they inevitably tipped over… Sorry, Mr. Stam…