Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer was a Hungarian born architect and furniture designer of the modernist Bauhaus movement. He was the number one protégé of the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and worked and taught alongside famous artists such as Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky at the Bauhaus school.

Marcel Breuer is the first designer to use tubular steel in furniture design and revolutionize the production of furniture forever with the Wassily Chair. Influenced by the constructivist theories of the De Stijl movement and inspired by the frame of the newly procured Adler bicycle, Breuer designed this chair in 1925. Breuer later said in a documentary of 1926, that with this chair, he wanted the sitter to feel like they are sitting on “springy columns of air”. On the contrary to the popular belief, the chair was not made for the famous painter Wassily Kandinsky. However, when Kandinsky admired the design, Breuer produced one for Kandinsky’s personal room. When this anecdote became known decades later, the chair earned its name as “Wassily”.

His other important designs from 1925 include the Cesca chair, made of tubular steel and woven cane, and the functionalist Laccio Coffee Table –tubular steel shell nesting tables-. His technique of tubular steel was later used by design giants Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, who were 15 and 16 years his senior. With the rise of the conservative wave in Germany, Breuer, who came from Jewish heritage –although not practicing-, moved his innovative genius to the United States. He started teaching at Harvard, alongside his mentor Walter Gropius, meanwhile acting as architect to many impressive buildings. One of the most intact examples of his furniture and interior design work during this period is the Frank House in Pittsburgh, co-designed with Gropius as a “Gesamtkunstwerk”, meaning a “total work of art”, complete with its interior and exterior in harmony.

In the 1930s, Breuer also designed some birch and plywood furniture, inspired by the bentwood-legged Alvar Aalto designs of the era. Marcel Breuer continued to create, innovate and change the course of art, design and architecture history until his death in 1981. Exhibited in many prestigious museum collections –such as the Whitney or MoMA-, his designs, whether in industrial steel or warm wood, are still just as actual and cutting-edge as he first designed them.

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ARMCHAIRS. A couple and chairs, a couple, Marcel Breuer, model B32 and B64, labeled Thonet 80th
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Marcel Breuer: "Wassily Chair". A pair of easy chairs with chromed tubular steel frame. Seat and back with brown coloured leather. (2)
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Marcel Breuer, tubular steel cantilever chair model S 32 N in network of Thonet
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Marcel Breuer, Two chairs, model B 40 for Tecta (2).
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Marcel Breuer 1 pair B35 armchairs
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Marcel Breuer, pair of tubular steel chairs model B 35 by Thonet (2)
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B91, a black lacquered wooden and chromium-plated tubular steel desk
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A PAIR OF TUBULAR STEEL AND LEATHER ‘WASSILY’ CHAIRS AFTER A DESIGN BY MARCEL BREUER
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Marcel Breuer
Stuhl B 5, 1926.
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Marcel Breuer, pair armchair / armchair Wassily Chair B3 model (2)
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Marcel Breuer, Bauhaus Wassily Chair, early version
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A CHROMIUM-PLATED TUBULAR STEEL AND WOODEN ARMCHAIR, SIDE CHAIR, AND STOOL
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Marcel Breuer, Bauhaus chair model Wassily by Knoll International
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Marcel Breuer, Thonet armchairs B35, 4
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Armchairs B 35, 4 pieces, designed by Marcel Breuer. The chromed me...
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Chairs by Marcel Breuer
Chairs by Marcel Breuer
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Jun 11, 2014 33
A B18 tubular steel table, designed by Marcel Breuer,
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A pair of B56 stools, designed by Marcel Breuer/Thonet design bureau,
May 17, 2011 35
Marcel BREUER (1902-1981) & GAVINA (Éditeur) Bougeoir architecture formé de lames d'acier découpé et assemblé. Étiquette d'éditeur. Haut. 36 cm - Larg. 18 x 18 cm
Marcel BREUER (1902-1981) & GAVINA (Éditeu...
Estimation : 2,000-3,000
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Nov 23, 2010 36
Marcel BREUER (1902-1981) & GAVINA (éditeur) Rare suite de six fauteuils bas, modèle 'Wassily', structure métallique tubulaire chromée formant enchevêtrement d'arcatures géométriques. Assise, dossier et accotoirs tendus de bandes d'épais cuir noir piqué sellier en bordure. Traces d'étiquette d'éditeur. (Quelques usures et éraflures). Haut. 73 cm - Larg. 78,5 cm - Prof. 68 cm
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Estimation : 3,000-4,000
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Nov 23, 2010 37
Marcel BREUER (1902-1981)
Marcel BREUER (1902-1981)
Grand fauteuil, 'B35', structure métallique tubulaire chromée, assi...
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Nov 23, 2010 38
Marcel BREUER (1902-1981) & THONET (Éditeur) Table 'B10', circa 1928-1935, structure tubulaire métallique chromée, piétement d'angle formant U allongés et ceinture formés d'un seul tenant, plateau en contreplaqué laqué bleu. Haut. 66,5 cm - Plateau : 93,5 x 93,5 cm
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Estimation : 2,000-3,000 Bibliographie : - Catalogue d'exposition,...
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Nov 03, 2010 39
Marcel BREUER (attribué à) Table moderniste, piétement tubulaire chromé, formant arcature s'élevant de deux lames formant rails en bois laqué noir, plateau rectangulaire en bois laqué noir. Haut. 73,7 cm - Long. 105 cm - Larg. 60,6 cm
Jun 09, 2010 40
MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981) & THONET (Éditeur) Grande table carrée, 'B14', circa 1928-1930, piétement quadripode formé de tubes chromés de large section, maintenus sous la ceinture par des platines métalliques évasées, plateau carré en bois noirci. Haut. 75 cm - Plateau. 100 x 100 cm
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Estimation : 2,500-3,500 Bibliographie : - Alexander von Vegesack,...
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Jun 09, 2010 41
Marcel BREUER (1902-1981) pour EMBRU Fauteuil prototype, 'n° 301', 1933, à structure en aluminium, piétement formé de lames d'aluminium découpées et creusées de deux gorges parallèles, l'une des lames forme piétement avant et dossier, l'autre lame, plus courte, forme piétement arrière et dossier, les bras latéraux soutiennent des accotoirs en bois laqué noir, assise et dossier recouverts postérieurement d'un reps jaune jaspé de gris. Haut. 80 cm - Larg. 58,5 cm - Prof. 56 cm
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Estimation : 9,000-12,000 Bibliographie : - Arthur Rüegg, Udo Schw...
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Marcel BREUER (attribué à) Table moderniste, piétement tubulaire chromé, formant arcature s'élevant de deux lames formant rails en bois laqué noir, plateau rectangulaire en bois laqué noir. Haut. 73,7 cm - Long. 105 cm - Larg. 60,6 cm
Mar 25, 2010 44
MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981) & THONET (Éditeur) Grande table carrée, 'B14', circa 1928-1930, piétement quadripode formé de tubes chromés de large section, maintenus sous la ceinture par des platines métalliques évasées, plateau carré en bois noirci. Haut. 75 cm - Plateau. 100 x 100 cm
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Estimation : 2,500-3,500 Bibliographie : - Alexander von Vegesack,...
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Mar 25, 2010 45
MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981) & THONET (Éditeur) Chaise 'B33', circa 1928, à structure métallique tubulaire nickelée formant d'un seul tenant, un U pour la base d'où s'élancent les montants avant se prolongeant pour former le soutien d'assise et se réunissant à l'arrière du dossier, assise et dossier tendus d'une toile grise. Pastille 'Thonet'. Haut. 83 cm - Larg. 50 cm -  Prof. 60 cm
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Marcel BREUER (attribué à) Table moderniste, piétement tubulaire chromé, formant arcature s'élevant de deux lames formant rails en bois laqué noir, plateau rectangulaire en bois laqué noir. Haut. 73,7 cm - Long. 105 cm - Larg. 60,6 cm
Feb 25, 2010 47
MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981) & THONET (Éditeur) Porte-parapluies mural moderniste en acier chromé, modèle 'B52/2', base rectangulaire enserrant un bac rectangulaire en laiton nickelé bordé d'un jonc cylindrique, structure principale recourbée et cloisonnée à la partie supérieure. Haut. 51 cm - Larg. 60,6 cm - Prof. 14 cm
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Estimation : 300-400 Bibliographie : Alexander von Vegesack, 'Thon...
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Dec 09, 2009 48
Marcel BREUER (1902-1981) Tabouret 'B8', à structure métallique tubulaire chromée, formant X stylisé appareillé à la base, d'où s'élèvent deux arcatures réunies par une entretoise courbe, assise tendue d'une toile piquée sellier. Haut. 46 cm - Larg. 45 cm - Prof. 45 cm
Dec 09, 2009 49
MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981) & STYLCLAIR Fauteuil bas, structure profilée en duralumin, le piétement est formé à l'arrière d'une bande se détachant en deux parties, l'une formant structure d'assise et dossier, l'autre formant soutien d'accotoirs, rejoignant le dossier par un mouvement vrillé. L'assise et le dossier sont tendus de lames d'aluminium rivetées à une structure en gorge venant compléter la structure rainurée principale. Accotoirs relaqués rouge. Étiquette 'Meuble Stylclair Paris Lyon', n° estampé '311'. Haut. 69,5 cm - Larg. 58 cm - Long. 81 cm
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Estimation : 4,500-6,000 Bibliographie : 'Marcel Breuer design and...
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Marcel BREUER (1902-1981) & THONET Chaise moderniste, 'B5', 1926, structure tubulaire chromée, présentant deux éléments principaux formant l'un, l'assise, et l'autre, piétement et structure du dossier, montage vissé, double entretoise frontale, assise et dossier tendus de toile piquée sellier. (Quelques petites restaurations, quelques vis non d'origine). Haut. 85,5 cm - Larg. 41 cm - Prof. 58 cm
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MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981) & THONET (Éditeur) Porte-parapluies mural moderniste en acier chromé, modèle 'B52/2', base rectangulaire enserrant un bac rectangulaire en laiton nickelé bordé d'un jonc cylindrique, structure principale recourbée et cloisonnée à la partie supérieure. Haut. 51 cm - Larg. 60,6 cm - Prof. 14 cm
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