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S 32, S 64

Pure Materials
Leather, wood & metal

A favorite jacket, leather tote, or a much-used piece of furniture… We love the objects in our environment that adjust to intensive use and upon which we leave our traces. They are personal and unmistakable – simply unique. This is one idea behind the term "Pure Materials." The intention is for signs of use to become visible and provide each piece of furniture with an unmistakable identity.

We present these new versions of Marcel Breuer's designs from the 1920s. Each classic thus tells its own story, which emerges from its use.


We offer two types of leather: high-quality fully scarred nubuck leather and natural napa leather. Neither is corrected, embossed or lacquered. All of the skins come from Europe and are tanned in compliance with the regulations of the "Occupational Safety & Health Administration," which supports the material's naturalness.

The solid wood parts are untreated and only oiled, making the wood grain tangible.

After a short period of time slight folds form in the upholstery, providing the leather with a unique appearance. Robust seams guarantee durability.


We exclusively use solid wood from sustained forestry (FSC and PFSC): oak, nut, and black cherry. The surfaces are oiled and therefore clearly display their grain. Places that are touched more frequently become smoother over the course of time. We use a special oil based on a linseed oil compound to protect the wood and for surface treatment. It has no solvents or toxic substances.

The color of the seams match the leather colors.

And the tubular steel base frames are nickel-plated rather than chrome-plated. Over the course of time a natural patina – an intentional effect – develops on the surface.


We use precision tubular steel or solid round steel for the base frames. Especially alloyed, spring hardened and bright-drawn tubular steel guarantees the permanent durability of the flexing effect for the cantilever chairs.

For our "Pure Materials" collection the tubular steel frames are nickel-plated in a special surface treatment process rather than chrome-plated, as is the case for our standard collection. A special property of the nickel is that it reacts to touch, allowing for the development of a natural patina.

S 285 – seit 1935

Design Marcel Breuer

The famous classic is now also available in a new version as part of our “Pure Materials” line: the wooden elements are made of nut wood and simply oiled. All structures and the wood grain are clearly visible.

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