The Pastoe Wire was designed in 1953 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 means of 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.
Dutchman Cees Braakman (1917-1995) meant a lot to Pastoe. From 1945 to 1978, he was head of the Pastoe design team and was responsible for the development of the first modern furniture line. Moreover, he created a clear and coherent collection of furniture conceived as functional objects, which put Pastoe on the map.
In 1958 he designed one of the first chairs to be entirely fabricated from steel wire: the SM05. The SM05's classic design has been adapted to fit current sensibilities and has been brought back into production. Its wire design gives the SM05 a spatial effect and the cushion and the shape of the backrest ensure a comfortable sitting experience.