Inspired by Mallet-Stevens



Mallet Stevens Chair SM34 Zoom

Inspired by Mallet-Stevens


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100% Made in Italy. Stacking chair. Frame in painted steel. Available also with upholstered seat on demand and leather or fabric upholstery.
This chair is generally attributed to Robert Mallet-Stevens, due to the fact that a very similar model appears in pictures of his Villa Cavroix’ kitchen (1932) and in another pictures of a restaurant he designed. It was probably created around 1928, even if – according to other scholars – the intellectual property could not belong to Mallet-Stevens, because it does not correspond to his style and because in his projects, the architect frequently used furnishings that he did not design. This is a chair with a structure in steel tubes and sheet metal. It is simple, linear and practical because it is stackable. This characteristic was probably planned to allow economical serial production. All these arguments support attributing it to Mallet-Stevens, because they coincide with his vision of architecture: a marked propensity to the functionality of the object, the simplicity and basic lines, the design of furnishings for the production in series. Stacking chair. Lacquered steel frame. On request, also available with padded seat and leather or fabric upholstery.

Additional Info

Dimensions W45 D45 H82 cm
Colour Metal
Inspired by Mallet-Stevens
Line Chairs
Model Chair
Structure Schema SM34
R. Mallet-Stevens


R. Mallet Stevens


Modern architecture is not only about appearances, but leaving its mark beyond its limits.

An eclectic and creative personality, an architect as well as interior decorator and stage designer, in the 1920s Mallet-Stevens was the most significant exponent of the Cubist- Deco tendency, which, within the Modernist movement, stood in opposition to the rationalism of Perret, Baudot and Le Corbusier. Fundamental traits of his style are a marked propensity to an object’s functionality, the essentiality of lines, and the freedom of volumes. His architectural style, with its clear geometric forms, was highly renowned in Paris during the period between the two World Wars.

Stevens was also the president of the Union des Artistes Modernes, the association which brought together architects and designers, who fought for the use of new materials and production in series, convinced that the furniture of the future had to be simple and conforming to the needs of contemporary life. Many of his works were rediscovered and studied only a century after his birth, when the complexity of his figure and place in history elicited new interest in the critics.