The school chair from back in the day, in the colours of todayThe S16 from Galvanitas is the school chair of the 60s. The chair could be found in almost every school. Because of its minimalistic design and industrial appearance, the chair is extremely popular nowadays. The S16 from Galvanitas is without a doubt a classic and is perfectly in line with all the current interior trends.
The chair was designed and produced by Galvanitas in Oosterhout in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They opted for a design with the typical compass legs. Instead of the usual tubular construction, the designer opted for a frame made of pressed sheet steel. A very solid and at the same time revolutionary design for that time. Wim Rietveld, one of the pioneers in the field of industrial design in the Netherlands, described the pieces of furniture as functional: "well-formed, sturdy, usable and inexpensive".
A special design chair
The S16 was specifically intended for intensive use in public buildings, such as schools, institutions and canteens. Galvanitas is (still) known for its quality and reliability. The seat and backrest, produced in West Germany, are the model of German gründlichkeit, which is 'top quality' translated.
A chair made for intensive use
The chair became a popular style icon of the emerging industrial Dutch style. It is still a much sought after design classic, both in the Netherlands and abroad. After all, you bring the perfect "urban industrial" look into your home with this chair. It is extremely suitable for use in a bar or restaurant but is certainly not out of place in a private interior. Dutch industrial design at its best.
Dutch industrial design at its best
De Machinekamer offers you, in collaboration with Galvanitas, the unique opportunity to order brand new S16 seats. Furniture from the original factory and made with the original product moulds. All newly manufactured parts are completely identical to and interchangeable with the original. Exactly like they were in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The only concession - the frame is now welded instead of soldered - because this benefits the environment. The frame and seat are available in different colours. This way, you give your twist to this famous classic.
Galvanitas S16 just like back in the day
The Galvanitas S16 is available in 8 standard powder-coated colours. For the seat and the backrest, you can choose from black, white or four different colours of transparent shades.
The Galvanitas S16 in colour
Usage:Chair, dining room chair, restaurant chair, canteen chair, school chair.
Material:Frame made of folded sheet steel. Seat and backrest made of synthetic resin plywood wood.
Construction:Welded frame. Seat and backrest are mounted with huck nails.
Seat depth: 42
Seat height: 46