Cees Braakman is the designer of Pastoe, which he started to work on at the age of 17. From 1945-1978 Cees Braakman was the leader of the Pastoe design team. After World Ware II he wen tot America to study American Design and production processes. Braakman was inspired by the works of Charles and Ray Eames and introduced the first modern design at UMS Pastoe. With these modern designs he made use of bent plywood techniques.
Travels of Cees Braakman
Traveling was a great source of inspiration for Braakman. He traveled to America as well as Japan, where the Japanese Series arose from. Braakman became most famous from his design of wire chairs. These chairs were inspired through the chair by Ray and Charles Eames. The chair was called SM05. The timeless design makes the chair so extraordinary. The wire construction gives the chair a discreet design and the back rest ensures comfort.
Producers Tomado and Pastoe worked together to produce this famous chair. Today, there are still several of Cees Braakman’s designs in production including the famous wire chairs.
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