The stackable school chair from back in the day, in the colours of today
The S21 from Galvanitas is the stackable brother of the S16 school chair of the 60s. Because of its minimalistic design and industrial appearance, the chair is extremely popular nowadays. The S21 from Galvanitas is without a doubt a classic and is super practical thanks to its stackable frame. As a result, this chair is frequently used in hospitality businesses and is very suitable for business purposes.
A special design chair
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 chair made for intensive use
The S21 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.
Dutch industrial design at its best
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.
Galvanitas S21 just like back in the day
De Machinekamer offers you, in collaboration with Galvanitas, the unique opportunity to order brand new S21 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 own twist to this famous classic.
The Galvanitas S21 in colour
The Galvanitas S21 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.
Chair, dining room chair, restaurant chair, canteen chair, school chair.
Frame made of folded sheet steel. Seat and backrest made of synthetic resin plywood wood.
Welded frame. Seat and backrest are mounted with huck nails. Delivery fully assembled.
Seat depth: 46
Seat height: 45.5