Marcel Breuer Furniture

Marcel Breuer (Hungary, 1902–81)

The architect and designer Marcel Breuer was one the 20th century’s most influential and innovative adherents of modernism. A member of the Bauhaus faculty, Breuer — like such colleagues as the architects Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and the artists and art theoreticians Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers — left Europe in the 1930s to champion the new design philosophy and its practice in the United States.


Born in Hungary, Breuer became a Bauhaus student in 1920 and quickly impressed Gropius, the German school’s founder, with his aptitude for furniture design. His early work was influenced by the minimalist Dutch design movement De Stijl — in particular the work of architect Gerrit Rietveld. In 1925, while he was head of the Bauhaus furniture workshop, Breuer realized his signal innovation: the use of lightweight tubular-steel frames for chairs, tables and sofas — a technique soon adopted by Mies and others. Breuer’s attention gradually shifted from design to architecture, and, at the urging of Gropius, he joined his mentor in 1937 on the faculty of Harvard and in an architectural practice.


In the 1940s, Breuer opened his own architectural office, and there his style evolved from geometric, glass-walled structures toward a kind of hybrid architecture — seen in numerous Breuer houses in New England — that pairs bases of local fieldstone with sleek, wood-framed modernist upper floors. In his later, larger commissions, Breuer worked chiefly with reinforced concrete and stone, as seen in his best-known design, the Brutalist inverted ziggurat built in New York in 1966 as the home of the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Breuer’s most famous furniture pieces are those made of tubular steel, which include the Wassily chair — named after Wassily Kandinsky and recognizable for its leather-strap seating supports — and the caned Cesca chair. Breuer also made several notable designs in molded plywood, including a chaise and nesting table for the British firm Isokon and a student furniture suite commissioned in 1938 for a dormitory at Bryn Mawr College. Whether in metal or wood, Breuer’s design objects are elegant and adaptable examples of classic modernist design — useful and appropriate in any environment.

Cesca B32 Chair French Design by Marcel Breuer
Cesca B32 Chair French Design by Marcel Breuer
Marcel Breuer
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Metal
Cesca B32 Marcel Breuer design, 1970s, made in Italy, composed of a structure called "cantilever" tubular metal bent and chrome, back and seat (H 45cm) canned on a thick wooden frame...
Original Table Marcel Breuer for Embru
Original Table Marcel Breuer for Embru
Marcel Breuer, Embru
Antique Early 19th Century Swiss Bauhaus Dining Room Tables
Steel, Wood
This original dining table, designed by the Hungarian designer and architect Marcel Breuer for Embru, Switzerland, is a very rare classical piece in the design history. Marcel Breuer...
White Wassili Lounge Chair B 3 by Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Style
White Wassili Lounge Chair B 3 by Marcel Breuer...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
This lounge chair model Wassili B 3 was designed by Marcel Breuer 1925-1927 and executed circa 1970, Italy. The frame was made of chromed tubular steel and the seat and the back sec...
Marcel Breuer 1st Edition Desk Lamp
Marcel Breuer 1st Edition Desk Lamp
Marcel Breuer
Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps
Brass, Nickel
This lamp is part of a set I bought in France from a collector's son. (see other listings) They are the first edition of Marcel Breuer lamps. They are stamped with numbers only, con...
Marcel Breuer First Edition Desk Lamp
Marcel Breuer First Edition Desk Lamp
Marcel Breuer
Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps
Brass, Nickel
This lamp is part of a set I bought in Paris from a collector's son. They are the first edition of Marcel Breuer lamps. They are stamped with numbers only or with a round stamp mark...
Marcel Breuer First Edition Desk Lamp
Marcel Breuer First Edition Desk Lamp
Marcel Breuer
Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Table Lamps
Brass
This lamp is part of a set I bought in Paris from a collector's son. They are the first edition of Marcel Breuer lamps. They are stamped with numbers only or with a round stamp mark...
Set of 10 Marcel Breuer Vintage Cesca Vintage Chairs
Set of 10 Marcel Breuer Vintage Cesca Vintage C...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Wood
Marcel Breuer Cesca 10 vintage chairs, two-arm chairs, 8 arm-less cane back/seat and black edge chrome structure. Unmarked possibly knoll.
Set of Four "Cesca" Chairs by M. Breuer for Gavina, circa 1970
Set of Four "Cesca" Chairs by M. Breuer for Gav...
Marcel Breuer, Simon Gavina Editions
Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Metal
Four Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina dated circa 1970 (the project was created in 1928). The set is in very good conditions.
Set of Six Marcel Breuer MG5 Cognac Leather Chairs
Set of Six Marcel Breuer MG5 Cognac Leather Chairs
Marcel Breuer, Matteo Grassi
Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Chrome
MG5 by Matteo Grassi, 1970. Brown leather and chrome and tubular steel with chrome plating. This chair was designed in 1928 for Italian editor Govina. Chairs are in a good vintage co...
Carlo Scarpa and Marcel Breuer Delfi Marble Table, circa 1970, Italy
Carlo Scarpa and Marcel Breuer Delfi Marble Tab...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Center Tables
Carrara Marble
Carlo Scarpa & Marcel Breuer Delfi marble table, circa 1970, Italy. Carrara marble. Dimensions: 240 cm W, 90 cm D, 75 cm H. Good original condition.  
Mid-Century Modern Set of Italian Black and Cane "Cesca" Chairs by Marcel Breuer
Mid-Century Modern Set of Italian Black and Can...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Wood
1970s Italian black and cane "Cesca" chairs with chrome structure by Marcel Breuer.
Pair of Marcel Breuer Tubular Steel Side Tables or Stools for Knoll
Pair of Marcel Breuer Tubular Steel Side Tables...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Formica, Steel
Designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 to accompany the Wassily chair, this pair of side tables or stools of tubular steel were manufactured by Knoll in the 1970s; with white Formica top...
Marcel Breuer B21 Typewriter Desk for Thonet, G...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Early 20th Century German Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables
Metal
A beautiful, original typewriter table model B21, designed by Marcel Breuer and manufactured by Thonet in Germany, 1928. This very appealing piece is designed in the iconic Bauhau...
Set of Six Chairs Model B32 Cesca, Italy, 1960
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Stainless Steel, Wicker, Wood
Set of six Cesca model chairs designed by Marcel Breuer (1902 -1981). Structure made of tubular steel with golden patina, seat and backrest in black lacquered wood and wicker grating...
Pair of Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily Chairs Gavina,...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal
Pair of Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily chairs by Gavina, Italy black color silver, as shown in the photos, they show scratches and traces of wear.
Bauhaus Table or Desk Lamp from Marcel Breuer, ...
Marcel Breuer
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps
Metal
Table lamp or desk lamp from Marcel Breuer (German-American Architect 1902-1981) Original Bauhaus, Germany 1920s Wold Exhibition: Exposition Paris 1925 Industrial design, Bauh...
Midcentury Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chairs for...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Original mid- Century Marcel Breuer B35 lounge chair for Thonet. Leather and chrome in excellent condition. fine examples. Priced per chair
Marcel Breuer Chromed Steel and Enameled Desk
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Birch, Chrome, Steel
Marcel Breuer Chromed Steel and Enameled Desk
Marcel Breuer, B21 Table, circa 1930
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s Swiss Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Wood
In 1925, Marcel Breuer was inspired by the handlebars of his bicycle and proposed making furniture of the same material; tubular steel that was lightweight, strong, springy and econo...
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs for Knoll, circa 1980
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Late 20th Century Italian Bauhaus Armchairs
Steel, Leather
A pair of black leather Wassily chairs, designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer and manufactured by Knoll, circa 1980. Inspired by the frame of a bicycle and influenced by the constructiv...
Pair of Art Deco Metal Table Lamps by Marcel Br...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Table Lamps
Brass, Nickel
Pair of nickel-plated brass table lamps by Marcel Breuer from the Paris Exhibition, 1925. Stamp marked on base and also marked on bottom. Recently rewired for US specifications. Av...
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Marcel Breuer Wassily chair in tan leather. Chrome is perfect, and leather shows nice wear along the arms. Nice color! Something different than black!
Vintage Early Original Marcel Breuer Wassily Ch...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century American Bauhaus Chairs
Leather, Chrome
All original Marcel Breuer Wassily chair for Knoll in brown leather straps and tubular frame. 1960s Mid-Century Modern authentic Wassily B3 chair designed by Marcel Breuer and made ...
Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Beech
Pair of iconic Cesca chairs designed by Marcel Breuer with cantilevered tubular steel frames. Seats and backs are made of solid beechwood with natural cane inset panels. Gold foil st...
Pair of Early Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer f...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Marcel Breuer's 1925 design is a widely recognized masterpiece of modern furniture, having long ago achieved iconic status. This pair of Wassily chairs date to the 1960s. The chrome...
20th Century Black Wassily B3 Chair by Marcel B...
Marcel Breuer
21st Century and Contemporary Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Steel
When it comes to chairs we rely on a true Classic and must have for every room. The famous Wassily Chair was designed by Marcel Breuer and is a flagship of the Bauhaus Era. So, put...
"MG5" Marcel Breuer by Matteo Grassi Bauhaus Se...
Marcel Breuer, Matteo Grassi
Vintage 1970s Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Leather, Chrome
MG5 by Matteo Grassi, 1970. Black leather and chrome and tubular steel with chrome plating.  
Knoll Laccio Coffee Table by Marcel Breuer
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Stainless Steel, Wood
Vintage table in new condition.
Marcel Breuer Granite Dining Table, 1960s
Marcel Breuer, Marcel Breuer & Associates
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Granite
A rare granite dining table designed specifically for a 1960's Marcel Breuer & Associates residential project. Granite tables were a feature included in some residential and commerci...
Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily Chair by Gavina, Italy
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Early 20th Century Italian Lounge Chairs
A Wassily chair designed by Marcel Breuer and manufactured by Gavina, Italy. This chair dates from 1968–1972, original year of design 1925. Polished chrome tube with cream leather s...
Thonet S 35 L & S 35 H Design Marcel Breuer Lo...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Leather
Thonet S 35 L & S 35 H design Marcel Breuer lounge chair and ottoman The matching stool S 35 H transforms Breuer's club chair S 35 L in to a chaise longues. Noteworthy that also ...
Tubular Steel Table B9 by Marcel Breuer for Thonet
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Console Tables
Chrome, Wood
This chromed tubular steel table B9 was designed by the German Bauhaus designer Marcel Breuer for Thonet in the 1930s. The wooden desk has been restored. The original chrome is in a...
Carlo Scarpa & Marcel Breuer 'Delfi' Marble Table
Carlo Scarpa, Marcel Breuer
20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Marble
Carlo Scarpa & Marcel Breuer 'Delfi' marble table, circa 1970, Italy.
Vintage Leather Marcel Breuer Chrome Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather
A rare set of four Marcel Breuer butterscotch cognac leather and chrome chairs. The leather now showing wear all around and feeling butter soft consistent with age. Nice and sturdy w...
Marcel Breuer F40 Cantilever Settee
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Settees
Steel, Leather
Originally designed in 1931. This example was made in the 1990s. Settee features a bent steel tube frame and flat bar-stock supporting the back. Cushion upholstered in black leather....
"Wassily" Marcel Breuer by Gavina Bauhaus Desig...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Armchairs
Metal
"B3 Wassily" by Marcel Breuer Gavina, 1960s Black leather and chrome metal tubolar.  
Marcel Breuer Black Laminated Wood and Steel 'L...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Side Tables
Steel, Wood
Beautiful and original Gavina black Laccio side table designed by Marcel Breuer. Steel frame and black laminated wood tabletop. Originally the tables were produced by Thonet. From 1...
Armchair Cesca B64 Model French Design Marcel B...
Marcel Breuer
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Metal
Set of six chairs Cesca B64 Marcel Breuer design, 1970s, Made in Italy, composed of a structure called "cantilever" tubular metal bent and chrome, armrests (H 68cm) back and seat (H ...
Delfi Table by Carlo Scarpa, 1969
Carlo Scarpa, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s Italian Center Tables
Terrazzo
Sculptural table in Terrazzo marble. First Simon edition.
1 of 18 Grey Cesca Chairs by Marcel Breuer 1990...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Wood
This Cesca chair was manufactured in Italy in 1990s based on the 1928 design of the Hungarian designer, Breuer Marcell /Marcel Breuer. Breuer was an important member of Bauhaus, teac...
Pair of Grey Cesca Cantilever Armchairs by Marc...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Armchairs
Fabric, Wood
This Cesca chair was manufactured in Italy in 1990s based on the 1928 design of the Hungarian designer, Breuer Marcell /Marcel Breuer. Breuer was an important member of Bauhaus, teac...
1970s Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cane and Wicker...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Chrome
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats and back. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...
1970s Marcel Breuer Cane and Chrome "Cesca" Chair
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Spanish Armchairs
Chrome
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats, backs and armrests. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had devel...
1970s Pair of Marcel Breuer Cane and Chrome "Ce...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Chairs
Chrome
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats and back. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...
Early Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair in Polishes C...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
Wassily chair in polished chrome and black leather designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina and Knoll.
1970s Set of Six Marcel Breuer Cane and Chrome ...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Cantilevered tubular chrome frame with cane seats and back. Modernist, architect and furniture designer, Marcel Breuer, extended the sculptural vocabulary he had developed in the ...
Early Marcel Breuer Long Chaise
Marcel Breuer, Isokon
20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Bouclé, Birch
Early Marcel Breuer long chaise. This piece has been upholstered in a nubby cream colored bouclé.
Marcel Breuer B9T Stool for Thonet, circa 1930
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Mid-Century Modern Stools
Stool designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet around 1930 Tubular structure, fabric. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a nice pat...
1970s Black Marcel Breuer Knoll Cesca Cane Chairs
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Chairs
Chrome
Black Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs manufactured by Knoll International and dated 1973. Black finished wood frames with cane seat and backrest Cane is intact. Measures: Arm height 27.25.
Pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Vintage example of this archetypal Bauhaus design, with soulfully worn-in cognac saddle leather on a chromed steel frame, circa 1960s.
Rare Gilt Metal Cantilever Chairs by Marcel Bre...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Modern Chairs
Metal
Rare gilt metal cantilever chairs by Marcel Breuer, circa 1928 Gilt metal, ebonized and cane cantilever chairs, model Cesca by Marcel Breuer. Designed in 1928.
B12 Console Table by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, ...
Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Vintage 1930s European Bauhaus Console Tables
Steel, Chrome, Walnut
This Marcel Breuer console table is a variant of model B12 and was designed for Thonet in 1928. It is an example of the tubular steel designs that came out of the Bauhaus school. The...
Marcel Breuer Architectural Lamps
Marcel Breuer
20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps
Bronze
Pair of silver washed bronze architectural lamps from the 1925 Paris Exhibition, stamped. Rewired for use in the USA.
Marcel Breuer Nickelled Bronze Lamps
Marcel Breuer
20th Century French Art Deco Table Lamps
Bronze, Nickel
Pair of Art Deco silvered bronze architectural lamps from the 1925 Paris exhibition. Signed /Stamped on base. Rewired for use in the USA. Aged patina give the lamps a warm glow. On/O...
Set of Six Chairs Model Cesca B64, Italy, 1962
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Steel, Natural Fiber, Wood
Set of six chairs model B64, Cesca, designed by Marcel Breuer. Structure made of chromed tubular steel, seat and back made of wood and natural fibre. German design originally from 19...
Marcel Breuer ‘Wassily’ B3 Chairs Black Leather...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Early 20th Century Italian Club Chairs
Chrome
Marcel Breuer ‘wassily’ B3 chairs black leather for Gavina set of two. Good condition, consistent with age and use.
Pair, Bauhaus Side Tables, circa 1930, Germany
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Side Tables
Very rare pair of Bauhaus side tables by manufacture Staal Mobel Fabriken Original and unrestored.
Marcel Breuer B21 Thonet Bauhaus Tubular Steel ...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Desks
Steel
Important early piece (1928) of Breuer's revolutionary tubular furniture.
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