• manufacturer/type:

Pastoe, FM61

• designer, year:

Radboud van Beekum, 1980

• material:
lacquered metal frame with a back and
seat in painted plywood

• measurements:

69 cm high x 60 cm x 61 cm

• condition:

nice vintage condition, with some minor

• background:

The cube chair was introduced in 1980 during the Triennale in Poznan Poland and in 1981 the model went in production. Initially in a de-mountable version as building set of round and rectangular metal, in between a upholstering of canvas was wedged.
The epoxed frame, as well as the canvas back and seat were fabricated in black, grey and white.

After 1984 the FM 61 and FM 62 appeared, which was already assembled, with a coloured wooden seat and back or in harness leather.

• literature (amongst others):
Peter Vöge en Bab Westerveld,

Stoelen, Nederlandse ontwerpen 1945-1985

Meulenhoff, Amsterdam 1986,

page 146

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M240: Pastoe cubic easychair FM61, designed by Radboud van Beekum in 1980 

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Radboud van Beekum (Rijswijk The Netherlands, 1950) graduated in architectural design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 1977, he focused on furniture. During this period he designed the cube chair, in production by Pastoe from 1981. A re-designed model of this design classic was introduced in 2000.
Joining the 3-D team of the renown studio of Total Design in Amsterdam, the team designed the counters for post offices in the Netherlands, awarded with the Kho Liang Ie Prize 1991 for industrial design. For institutions like the Rijksmuseum and the Royal Palace in Amsterdam exhibitions were made, partly temporary, partly permanent. Other public spaces like theatre interiors or fair stands were designed as well.
After lecturing during several years at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, he turned towards research and writing. In 2003 an exhibition was made and a book written on the work of Amsterdam School architect B.T. Boeyinga (1886-1969).
(source: www.designmatcher.com)

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