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Tutorial Presentation on Marcel Breuer by Haruko Watanabe

Marcel Breuer Biography

1. B3 Wassily Chair 1927
2. Armchair, 1921
3. Wood slat chair, 1923
4. Children's chairs, 1923
5. Stool ti 13, Chair ti 2, 1924
6. Various design stages of B3 'Wassily Chair', 1925-1927
7. Folding armchair B4 (2nd version), 1927
8. Chair B5 & Armchair B11, 1926/27
9. Chair - precursor of B5 (left) & Chair B5 (right), 1926/27
10. Chair B6, 1925
11. Nest of tables B9-B9c, 1925/26
12. Side table B12 & Shelves B22, 1928
13. Table B19, 1928
14. Chair B33, 1927/28
15. Armchair B34, 1928 & Child's armchair B34 , 1929
16. Kitchen cupboard, 1929
17. Desk B91 (?), 1930
18. Chaise-longue, 1932/34
19. Chair & Armchair, 1936
20. Nest of tables, 1936
21. Armchair, 1936
22. Armchair, 1945
23. Examples in Catalogue

Other designers
24. Mart Stam, Chair - the first cantilever chair, 1926
25. Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, 'MR 20', 1927
26. Famous De Stjil chair 'Red and Blue Chair' by Gerrit Rietveld

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Marcel Breuer. 1902-1981

1902 born in Hungary

1920 joined the Bauhaus in Weimar

1924 left the Bauhaus to work as an architect in Paris

1925 returned to the Bauhaus in Dessau, where he became head of the furniture workshop and produced a succession of tubular steel furniture

1928 left the Dessau Bauhaus, at the same time as Walter Gropius, and went on to work as a furniture designer and interior designer in Berlin

1932-1934 worked on aluminium furniture, winning a competition with his designs in Paris in 1933. His aluminium chairs went into production in 1934.

1935 moved to London where he worked as an architect and designed plywood furniture

1937 moved to the USA where he primarily worked as an architect, taught at Harvard University and founded an architectural partnership with Walter Gropius

1981 died in New York.

 

 

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