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Marcel Breuer

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As a designer and architect, Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) can be regarded as one of the most influential and important designers of the 20th century. As a young student at the Bauhaus Weimar, Breuer, who was Hungarian by birth, was noticed for various furniture designs inspired by the Dutch De Stijl group. In 1925, at the age of only 23, he “invented” tubular steel furniture, a revolutionary development considered to be his core contribution to the history of design. The form now holds a place among the great classics of modernism.


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Breuer Side Chair B33 1/2

Created in 1929, this tubular steel-and-canvas chair was manufactured in Vienna for Gebruder Thonet. Creating quite the sensation for its lack of arms or conventional legs, the B33 was among the first cantilevered chairs on the market. Due to its immense popularity, the child-size version, the B33 1/2, debuted soon after.