The Howe 40/4 Classic Chrome Frame Stacking Chair
40/4 is arguable the most significant chair design of the past 50 years. Introduced in 1964, sales still continue to increase year on year. Renowned for its unsurpassed stacking and handling characteristics combined with its elegant and spare aesthetic, 40/4 is rightly a great favourite of specifying architects and designers.
From plastic resin seats and backs to leather upholstered armchairs, 40/4 does great service across the board in schools, universities, churches and cathedrals, as well as corporate offices and training establishments. With the lounge, barstool, outdoor and swivel versions virtually any application can be furnished with the 40/4 chair.
40/4 is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has won numerous design awards.
Whether you go for its excellent ergonomic features, its graceful lines and durability or its unique space-saving attributes, there are at least 40 good reasons to choose this design icon.
The MOD is based on averages of human anatomy and with this original measurement system Rowland got the ideal dimensions for his chair.
The 40/4 chair affords remarkable comfort for long periods of sitting. Rowland achieved this all-important attribute after extensive research and full-scale experiments to find the form and contour that would best fit the greatest number of people.
No wonder the design of the 40/4 chair took an entire decade to make the move from drawing board to production (it went into production in 1964). It was through a labour of love, years of persistence and an unfaltering belief, that ergonomic perfection was paired with strikingly simple and graceful looks. As an object that is recognised universally and has performed consistently, the 40/4 is a chair like no other, and it continues to be a focal point for designers and architects, globally.
For almost a century HOWE has been a leading provider of space-saving and multi-usage furniture solutions. Customers have chosen HOWE solutions for applications in a wide range of sectors.
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