The S 32 N Cantilever Chair Beech was designed by Marcel Breuer for the brand Thonet.
The German manufacturer is one of the oldest makers of branded furniture in the world, pioneering the use of bentwood for its simple chairs in 1819, eventually making pieces for palaces throughout Europe. Its collaboration with Breuer began in the 1930s when the invention of tubular steel provided a similar production flexibility to bentwood. The company became the world's largest maker of furniture using this revolutionary new material. Still a teenager. Hungarian-born Breuer travelled to Germany to study at the influential Bauhaus school. He went on to become one of last century's most influential modernist art figures.
Thonet took up his innovative design, said to be inspired by bicycle handlebars, to produce the S32 and S 64 range. This new version S 32 N Cantilever Chair Beech uses top quality materials such as tubular steel in the elegant cantilever design which provides flexible support for the back. The plastic mesh inserts are framed in beautiful,tactile, untreated beech. Although taking on a contemporary look, this chair is timeless and will turn heads long into the future.