Key facts

Product:
Wire chair SM05
Family:
Wire
Manufacturer:
Pastoe
Designer:
Adriaan Dekker, Cees Braakman
Architonic ID:
1143619
Country:
Netherlands
Designed:
1958
Launched:
2015
Groups:
Seating-Chairs
Seating/seating system...-Restaurant chairs
Gastronomy-Restaurant chairs

Product description

The Pastoe Wire was designed in 1958 by Cees Braakman and Adriaan Dekker. After the Second World War, when construction materials were in short supply, steel wire proved to be a cheap, functional and strong material for making chairs. Living rooms tended to be small and the transparent chair needed less space than traditional furniture. The chairs were a great success and fashionable among young families, who considered them a modern, rebellious statement. This edition is the new and improved Wire, the seat has been adapted to current sensibilities and a wide range of colours is now available, so you can create the rebellious combination of your choice. The chair is available in 6 frame-colors and with an optional cushion.

Product family

Concept

With the ‘Pastoe Originals’ collection Pastoe is re-introducing some of the popular models from it’s rich 100-year-long history that are popular with the younger generation of Pastoe owners.

The 1950’s has been a very prosperous period in the development of the modern interior design in the Netherlands and Pastoe was always one of the trail blazers. In 1948 Cees Braakman (1917-1995), the artistic director of Pastoe, made a study trip around the United States where he became familiar with the pioneering designs of for instance Charles & Ray Eames. The young director convinced the board to take on this innovative production method. Braakman was also influenced by the sharp designs of such designers as the Finnish Alvar Aalto. In his own country, he argued for cheap, user-friendly and flexible furniture which suited the small homes of the Dutch.