Cees Braakman

Pastoe - Cees Braakman

For me, the challenge lies in finding ways to fuse technical perfection with aesthetic form.

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.