Arm chair & table FM60 by Radboud van Beekum for Pastoe, 1980
[SOLD] Interesting and early set 'FM60' consisting of the world famous 'Cube' chair and table. Off white with white canvas.
The original FM60 cube chair was introduced in 1980 during the Triennale in Poznan, Poland. Initially it was a flatpack, epoxed frame with canvas seating in white, grey and black. From 1983 the FM61 in coloured plywood and FM62 in saddle leather appeared, delivered assembled. The FM61 was first exhibited at ‘USM Pastoe a Dutch Meubelfabriek 1913-1983’ at the Centraal Museum Utrecht.
Van Beekum received his training as an architect at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, working at various agencies, including Total Design Amsterdam and Zaanen Spanjers Architects, before becoming an author and lecturer at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.
The chair is no longer produced, but it remains on display in the permanent collections of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Technical University Delft
Peter Vöge en Bab Westerveld, Stoelen, (1986) ‘Nederlandse ontwerpen 1945-1985’, Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, p. 146.
In very good condition with some user marks on the frame. A desirable set!