Marcel Breuer


Marcel Breuer


Also known as Breuer, Marcel L.; Breuer, Marcel Lajos

Nationality: Hungarian/American

Birth Place: Pécs (Baranya, Hungary)

In the 1920s, Breuer led the carpentry workshop at the Bauhaus, designing innovative modern furniture which rejected formalism and ornamentation, including the cantilevered chair and his famous 'Wassily' chair. From 1928 to 1931 he worked on architectural projects for Walter Gropius. He emigrated to the United States in 1937 and became a professor at Harvard University. While at Harvard, he and Gropius formed a partnership designing buildings that were influenced by New England vernacular architecture. From 1963 to 1966, Breuer designed the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Marcel Breuer Original Art Values Sold at Auction

MARCEL BREUER (Hungarian/American,1902-1981) Wassily (pair of chairs), circa 1970 Tubular steel, original canvas 29 x...
MARCEL BREUER (Hungarian/American,1902-1981)Wassily (pair of chairs), circa 1970Tubular steel, original canvas29 x... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 67071
Auction 5205
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Marcel Breuer (Hungarian/American, 1902-1981) Laccio Coffee Table, circa 1925 Tubular steel, black laminate over wood
Marcel Breuer (Hungarian/American, 1902-1981)Laccio Coffee Table, circa 1925Tubular steel, black laminate over wood...
Lot 61061
Auction 5252
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Pair of Marcel Breuer Chrome-Plated Steel and Leather Model B32 Armchairs Circa 1940. Ht. 29-1/2 x 21 x 22-1/2 ... (Tota...
Pair of Marcel Breuer Chrome-Plated Steel and Leather Model B32 ArmchairsCirca 1940. Ht. 29-1/2 x 21 x 22-1/2 ... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 63444
Auction 5301
Thursday, May 25, 2017

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