by Mart Stam
The first springy tubular framed, cantilever chair. Stam made the sketch on the 22nd of November 1926 during dinner at the Stuttgarter Hotel Marquart. He drew the chair with a blue felt pen on the other side of a wedding invite of the painter Willy Baumeister. This happened in the presence of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The sketch is part of the Mies van der Rohe archive in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.
The chair was first produced by the German company Lorenz in 1927. After that, Stam and Mies van der Rohe exhibited their different versions of the S33 in their homes in the Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart.