Dutch Design: The Pastoe SM05 Chair

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Since I started Nordic Days people keep mistaking me for a Scandinavian girl :) Online (in e-mails and in reactions on my instagram account), but also when I was in Stockholm, Malmรถ and Copenhagen a few weeks ago. Granted, with my light blonde hair and blue eyes I could easily be of the Nordic variety :) But as much as I love Nordic Design, I also love to squeeze in some classic Dutch Design here and there, especially by my favourite Midcentury design brand Pastoe! 
It's  a company that consisted of several designers, was founded in 1913. Last year there was a large exhibition in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam to celebrate their 100 year anniversary. I actually live only a 5 minute bike ride from the original factory. Today I'll present you the SM05 Chair and the KM05 Stool, by far my favourite design pieces from Pastoe. The company did design a lot more lovely pieces of furniture, but I think they have a more distinct retro feel about them. Feel free to check out my Pastoe pinterest board if you're interested. The SM05 chair was designed in 1958 by Cees Braakman and was one of the first chairs that was made entirely out of wire steel. This chair will probably remain on my wish list for a little while longer (I've just returned from an expensive holiday to NYC) but in the meantime I'll go check it with my boyfriend, you never know ;)

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Want to see more photos? Check out my Pastoe-themed Pinterest board :)

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