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Initially known as Spanish Metal Arts — a supplier of fencing for stately homes on Long Island — the principals at New York furniture manufacturer Brueton were artistically minded from the start, ensuring that their furniture company would become a major player in the world of stylish, modern stainless steel-based design. The company’s sculptural glass-topped dining tables and vintage mid-century modern chrome-framed armchairs are welcome additions to any contemporary interior.

Brueton got its start with the Manufacturers Hanover Trust building in Manhattan. When award-winning architect Gordon Bunshaft of engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was designing what would become a modernist marvel in the 1950s — a structure that traded sleek glass facades for the stone columns typically associated with banks — SOM worked with Spanish Metal Arts’s Bruno Saudino and Tony Vitale to furnish the property.

For Bruno and Tony, it marked the start of the aptly named Brueton — the pair produced understated side tables and seating made of glass and aluminum for SOM’s project. Revolutionary for its time, instead of traditional narrow windows, the Manufacturers Hanover Trust building was practically transparent — allowing passers-by to see the vault from the outside. (Celebrated photographer Ezra Stoller, who chronicled iconic New York buildings like Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building and the soaring silhouette of Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal, shot the building in 1954.)

Much like the material associated with so many of its offerings, Brueton built a reputation of being a strong, dependable and polished manufacturer. The brand worked with designers such as J. Wade Beam, who created cylindrical tables of polished chrome and exquisite marble mirrors during the 1970s, as well as Massimo and Lella Vignelli, a pair of innovative polymaths who ​​left a profound mark on design and wider visual culture.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Brueton case pieces and storage cabinets, tables and seating on 1stDibs.

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$3,962
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Post Modern Wade Beam Brueton Cantilevered Coffee Table, Chrome and Glass
By Brueton, J. Wade Beam
Located in Miami, FL
Post Modern Wade Beam Brueton Cantilevered Coffee Table in chrome Offered for sale is a 1990s post-modern chrome and polished beveled cantilevered g...
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1990s American Post-Modern Brueton

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Chrome

Brueton "DT Drum" Dining Table in Polished Steel & Tempered Glass, c. 1970's
By Brueton
Located in Norwalk, CT
An exemplar of Modern Minimalist elegance, this rare documented dining table from the Drum series by Brueton features a rectangular tempered glass top supported by two cylindrical pe...
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Late 20th Century American Brueton

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Chrome

The "Tsu Chairs" Designed by Stanley Jay Friedman for Brueton
By Brueton, Stanley Jay Friedman
Located in Dallas, TX
Fine design meets the finest quality. These luxurious Brueton chairs designed by Stanley Jay Friedman. Recognized for his clean barrier-breaking modern designs. With an eye on cuttin...
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1970s American Vintage Brueton

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Stainless Steel

Brueton Stainless Steel and Verde Green Marble "Anello" Dining Table, 1970
By Brueton
Located in Chicago, IL
Brueton Stainless Steel and Verde Green Marble "Anello" Table, 1970. Table measures 36" diameter and 30.5" tall.
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1970s American Vintage Brueton

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Set of 6 John Duffy tan leather chrome tube chairs
By Brueton
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Post modern set of (6) "Duffy" dining chairs featuring cantilevered tubular chrome bases and tan leather upholstery. Designed by John Duffy for Brueton, c. Late 20th Century. labeled...
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1970s American Post-Modern Vintage Brueton

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Chrome

Mid-Century Cantilevered Chrome & Glass Coffee Table by J. Wade Beam for Brueton
By Brueton, J. Wade Beam
Located in New York, NY
This dynamic Mid-Century Modernist Angular and Cantilevered Chrome and Glass Cocktail Table is made by the designer J. Wade Beam for Brueton. Founded in 1926, Brueton has been known ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brueton

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Chrome

Lounge Chairs by Stanley Jay Friedman for Brueton, Gray Boucle, 1980's, a Pair
By Brueton, Stanley Jay Friedman
Located in Culver City, CA
These lounge chairs are absolutely stunning! A Pair of Iconic Lounge Chairs by Stanley Jay Friedman for Brueton: A Tribute to Postmodern Art Deco Luxury Transport yourself back to the opulent design era of 1979, where the creative genius of Stanley Jay Friedman converged with the mastery of Brueton furniture company to give birth to an exquisite pair of lounge chairs that embody the spirit of postmodernism Art Deco design. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and a nod to the bold influences of the time, these lounge chairs stand as a testament to Friedman's remarkable design prowess and his ability to seamlessly blend form and function. Embodying a chunky and substantial silhouette, the lounge chairs exude a sense of grandeur that captures the essence of luxurious comfort. Anchored by a foundation of thoughtfully engineered solid polished stainless steel framing, which elegantly traces its path from the floor to the arms and curves down the chair's back, these chairs redefine the notion of structural beauty. The chrome framing serves as both a functional element and a work of art in itself, a distinctive hallmark of Friedman's design philosophy. The upholstery, a sumptuous grey alpaca blend boucle, envelops the chairs in an air of sophistication and tactile indulgence. The material's plush texture invites relaxation, while its muted hue adds a touch of understated elegance. The synergy between form and upholstery evokes a harmonious union, beckoning one to experience unrivaled comfort and style. Stanley Jay Friedman's design narrative draws inspiration from an array of distinguished design luminaries, seamlessly weaving their influence into his work. Echoes of Jay Wade...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Brueton

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Chrome

Set of Six Stainless Steel Cantilever Dining Chairs by Brueton, 1980s
By Brueton
Located in Hamburg, PA
A stunning set of six dining chairs by Brueton, circa 1980s. The cantilever chairs are classic Mid-Century Modern design. The dark cobalt blue mohair is in very good condition and th...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brueton

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Stainless Steel

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Brueton furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Brueton furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Brueton furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Brueton were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Leon Rosen, Bernhard Rohne, and Nicos Zographos. Prices for Brueton furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $625 and can go as high as $31,375, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,500.

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