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No one doubts that the cantilever chair (freischwinger, which in German means free swing), based on the principle of the projecting beam and characterized by its elasticity, is a universal design. However, its paternity is problematic. Is it a Marcel Breuer design inspired by a Mart Stam idea or the other way around? What were the contacts between both designers? At what moment did their experiments intersect? The Dutch architect Mart Stam in 1926 had designed a chair without hind legs, constructed of 10 straight sections of gas pipe, reinforced with elbows. As...