Marcel Breuer, ‘Pair of Marcel Breuer B5 Chair’, ca. 1970, DADA STUDIOS

B5 chairs designed by Marcel Breuer, circa 1926 and manufactured by Tecta.

Tubular steel, fabric.

In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina.

Marcel Lajos Breuer (1902-1981), was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furniture designer. One of the masters of Modernism, Breuer extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the carpentry shop at the Bauhaus into a personal architecture that made him one of the world's most popular architects at the peak of 20th century design.

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About Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer holds a legacy as an accomplished architect, furniture designer, and master of Modernism who pioneered the design of tubular steel furniture. During the 1920s, Breuer studied and taught at the Bauhaus in Germany, where his curriculum was equally focused on visual art as it was concerned with technology and industrial production. During this time, Breuer became acquainted with modern architects Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, all of whom would heavily influence his work. By 1935, Breuer had established a reputation as a sought-after designer, known for his steel furniture and the Wassily chair, so named after its production due to an anecdotal connection to Kandinsky (who had admired the design and commissioned a duplicate for his home). Upon WWII, Breuer followed Gropius to London, moved on to teach architecture at Harvard University, and later established his own New York-based firm and designed the Whitney Museum.

American (Hungarian b.), 1902-1981, Pécs, Hungary, based in New York, New York

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