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Brueton Furniture

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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Creator: Brueton
Dealer: Lawson-Fenning
Brueton Cantilevered Glass and Polished Steel Coffee Table
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Dimensions: 42" W x 42" D x 16" H Designer: Brueton, c1970's Base: Polished steel Glass: Smoked.
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brueton Furniture

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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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