When Marcel Breuer built furniture with lightweight steel tubes—originally used in biycle frames—modern furniture was revolutionized. Check out these five instances of Breuer pieces in contemporary homes.
On the first level, the living room and dining room connect to a southeast-facing terrace, which catches the morning and midday sun. A pair of larch sliding doors join the two rooms. Two Marcel Breuer Wassily chairs from Knoll flank the rug, from Room & Board, and Portland Willamette Ovation II fireplace.
The living area features a Petrie sofa from Crate & Barrel and a Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer from Knoll. A vintage walnut coffee table by Lane Furniture sits atop a rug that the couple purchased at Weisshouse, a Pittsburgh home-furnishings store.
The LC4 is joined by another tubular steel classic, the Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer, along with furniture from CB2 in this Seattle home.
Vince chose most of the furnishings in the house, including a pair of Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chairs for Knoll in the library.
Bowie and Malboeuf’s unit occupies three levels facing the property’s backyard. The living-dining room has a mix of vintage pieces—a Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer and an LC4 chaise by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand—alongside furniture from CB2.
“We kept the tones very neutral because we wanted the colors of the garden to come through,” Ong says. “Light also plays an important role here, and again the neutral tones help highlight the changes in the light and sky.” Ong’s team used Melbourne's Ajar Furniture and Design store to supply the home's furnishings, and this Marcel Breuer Club Chair Model B3 sits off the dining room.
The living room is furnished with Wassily chairs by Marcel Breuer, a Limbo coffee table from Roche Bobois, and a Reid sofa from Design Within Reach.
Elise Loehnen and Rob Fissmer bought their house, which dates to 1950, in 2012, furnishing the living room with a Jasper sofa by Room & Board, Laccio tables by Marcel Breuer, and a wool sisal rug from Madison Flooring and Design.
The living room of this lakeside Toronto home features the classic Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll.
This refurbished 1959 home, designed by Breuer, features some of Breuer's original built-in furniture, including the desk in the bedroom. The chair was also designed by the architect.
The same 1959 Breuer-designed home features these tubular steel dining chairs which starkly contrast against a wall of rock, a floor of bluestone, and a sheer slice of glass for the dining table.
Not all Breuer pieces are tubular steel: this Enlgish seaside getaway features a plywood nesting table Breuer designed for Isokon. The Folding Armchair on the deck is also by Breuer.
Breuer furniture doesn't always steal the show, as is the case in this modern Massachusetts residence designed for aging-in-place.