Howe 40/4 Chair - Timber


Designed by David Rowland

The famous 40/4 chair designed by David Rowland in 1964 is considered as the first true stacking chair and is the benchmark stack chair for the industry.
Designed originally as a side chair David Rowland through the years also designed other versions of the chair in order to provide a chair for almost any application, and at the same time keeping a uniform design language across the applications.

In addition, the broad palette of finishes (plastic resins, veneers and upholsteries) makes it hard to find an application the 40/4 does not fit.

The 40/4 wood frame is an alternative to the original chair with iconic steel rod sled frame. The 40/4 wood frame is FSC certified. The goal was to retain the proportions, angles, and characteristic curves whilst giving the choice of a different material.

Stackable up to 25 chairs on dolly and up to 12 chairs on floor.


485mm W x 533mm D x 765mm H x 456mm SH


The frame is pressed veneer with the dimensions of 27 x 23 mm.
The 40/4 wood frame is available as a side chair and as an armchair with and without and integrated seat pad.
Standard finishes: beech and oak in natural, black or walnut stained finish.
The floor linking system is available for the side chair.

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