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.
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is a master of all mediums. Born in July 2, 1963, he studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven—which has also produced designers like Dror Behshetrit, Tord Boontje, Bertjan Pot, and Piet Hein Eek—and came onto the design scene in 1996 with his Knotted chair for Droog. Since then, he has plates and pillows for B&B Italia, tubs and sinks for Boffi, lamps for Flos, and stools and chairs for Magis. Today, he is the art director and co-owner of Moooi, founded in 2000, and has broadened his reach into interior and architectural design for stores and hotels around the world as well as private residents in Jakarta and Amsterdam, among others.