Howe | 40/4 Armchair Collection

David Rowland’s 40/4 chair is arguably the most significant chair design of the past 50 years. Over 8 million chairs have been sold since its introduction in 1964. Honoured with numerous design awards, and exhibited in several museums all over the world, the 40/4 chair is widely appealing. Whether you go for its excellent ergonomic features, its graceful lines and durability or its unique space-saving attributes, there are at least 40 good reasons to choose this design icon.

Renowned for its unsurpassed stacking and handling characteristics combined with its elegant and spare aesthetic, 40/4 is rightly a great favourite of specifying architects and designers. With seats and backs in plastic resin, finely crafted wood veneer or as upholstered version, 40/4 does great service across the board in schools, universities, churches and cathedrals, as well as in corporate offices, conference centres and training establishments. 40/4 is also available in armchair, barstool, lounge chair, swivel chair, outdoor variations, and with wood frame.

The award-winning 40/4 stackable chair is considered one of the most important designs of the 20th century. The 40/4 chair is featured in design collections and museums the world over, in recognition of its elegant lines, excellent ergonomics, unsurpassed stacking and handling, as well as space-saving advantages for flexible interiors.

Stackability: 40 chairs nest quickly and neatly in a stack of just 4 feet of height to give 40/4 its name. With a slight lift and tilt each chair slides into place easily and rests solidly in the stack.



Upholstered, Veneer or Plastic, with our without arms. Also Available in Stool & Outdoor Versions.


Plastic: W 490mm, D 520mm, H 760mm, SH 450mm

Veneer:W 490mm, D 540mm, H 760mm, SH 450mm

Upholstered: W 490mm, D 540mm, H 760mm, SH 454mm


This item is covered by a 10 year conditional warranty.


Plastic & Veneer: 100% Recyclable

Upholstered: 92% Recyclable



This is a LivingOn product. Its Third Party Certified (GreenTag) and it is manufactured using sustainable materials, with energy use, emissions and waste monitored, and minimisation and reduction programs in place.