Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chair Armchair Thonet, circa 1940s

by Marcel Breuer for Thonet

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Special Price £4,045.50 Regular Price £4,495.00

Specifications

Brand Thonet
Material Leather
Period 1930 to 1939
Item type Contemporary
Width (cm) 59.69
Depth (cm) 80.01
Height (cm) 85.09
Seat Height (cm) 30.48
Dimensions H 85.09 cm x W 59.69 cm x D 80.01 cm x SH 30.48 cm
Product Code ‌SA00047

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Description

Marcel Breuer B35 lounge chair armchair by Thonet Bauhaus, circa 1940s Sublime Bauhaus design Marcel Breuer B35 armchair by Thonet circa 1940s, the cantilever frame with woven rattan seat, wooden armrests with a chromed tubular steel frame, the chair is offered in excellent condition with new rattan. Background born on 22 May 1902 in Pécs in Hungary, Marcel Breuer studied at the Staatliche Bauhaus Dessau from 1920-1924, after he quit studying art. After a short stay in Paris he took over the direction of the carpentry workshop at the Bauhaus, which had meanwhile moved to Dessau, from 1925-1928. During this time, he was strongly influenced by constructivism and De Stijl and developed a few trendsetting furniture designs made of tubular steel. In 1928, Breuer moved to Berlin, where he mainly worked in the field of interior design. In 1931 he went on several journeys, before working on a wide range of aluminum furniture designs in Switzerland starting in 1932. In 1935, Marcel Breuer moved to London, where he worked as an architect. In 1937 he was awarded a professorship for architecture at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), where he later founded an architectural office together with Walter Gropius. In 1946, Marcel Breuer established his own studio in New York and realized numerous designs in Europe and the US. He is considered one of the most important architects and designers of modernism. Marcel Breuer died on 1 July 1981 in New York. In 1925, Marcel Breuer started his first furniture experiments with cold bent tubular steel. He experimented with the principle of the flexing chair without back legs, a principle that became popular under the term "cantilever", which goes back to a design by Dutch architect Mart Stam from 1926. Breuer predicted that it would feel "like sitting on flexible pillars of air". The simple tubular steel furniture designs by Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mart Stam and others revolutionized furniture design with their clear formal language and excellently fit in with the modern architecture of the time. Marcel Breuer's tubular steel furniture designs are considered classics today and can be found in the most important design collections worldwide. Summary Midcentury Bauhaus? Marcel Breuer Thonet? B35 Lounge chair 1940s Rattan Investment ? Practical and beautiful Condition: Very good condition, the chair has been restored with new rattan Dimensions: Height 32.68” / 83cm Width 25.6” / 65cm Depth 31.5 / 80 cm Seat height 14.57” / 37cm.

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