Howe was founded in 1928 in Connecticut by Harold Howe. Inspired by the early Bauhaus movement and the principle of form following function Howe started out making just about any furniture that was simple and outstandingly flexible. The collection includes chairs, tables and folding tables that are used all over the world, especially in restaurants, museums and schools. Designed by David Rowland in 1964, the ingenious stacking chair 40/4 is still one of Howe’s most popular products.
The 40/4 chair can also be found in the Kasarmikatu 21 building in Helsinki in the lunch restaurant and meeting rooms on the entrance floor, next to the Nomart showroom.