The S.16 Chair

The S.16 Chair


Galvanitas, c.1960


Materials: Seat and Backrest in Pag wood, frame in powder coated pressed steel

Dimensions: W: 15.7” D: 19.7” H: 31.9” SH: 18.1”

Options: 8 Standard color combinations. Custom powder coat colors available on request

Lead Time: 8-10 weeks approximately

For standard color combinations see HERE

Frame/Pag Wood:
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The S16 by Galvanitas was the ultimate 60s school chair. This model was immensely popular and comfortably seated an entire generation of Dutch students. Thanks to its minimalist design and industrial look the chair has gained renewed popularity.  The chair was designed and produced by Galvanitas in Oosterhout in the late 50s, early 60s. They chose a design with the typical compass legs. Instead of the usual tubular structure, the designer decided to go for a pressed steel frame. This resulted in a remarkably solid and revolutionary design for that time.   With the seat and backrest constructed in shatterproof Pag Wood, The S16 was specially designed for heavy use in public buildings, including schools and institutions.  The chair became a popular style icon of the industrial Dutch style.  To this day it’s a sought-after design classic, both within the Netherlands and internationally