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.

Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily Chair by Gavina, Italy
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 Lounge Chair and Ottoman
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
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 '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
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 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 Design 1960s Black Leather Armchair
"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 Chromed Steel and Enameled Desk
Marcel Breuer Chromed Steel and Enameled Desk
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Chrome, Birch
Marcel Breuer Chromed Steel and Enameled Desk
Marcel Breuer Black Laminated Wood and Steel 'Laccio' Side Table for Gavina
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...
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...
Two Midcentury Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chairs ...
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
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...
20th Century Black Wassily B3 Chair by Marcel B...
Marcel Breuer
21st Century and Contemporary Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
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...
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...
1970s Set of Four Marcel Breuer Cane and Wicker...
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Bentwood
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
Cane, Chrome, Bentwood
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
Cane, Chrome, Bentwood
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.
Marcel Breuer & Carlo Scarpa 1969 Delfi Black M...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tables
Marble
Marcel Breuer & Carlo Scarpa design black marble table. The table "DELFI" consists of two monolithic Marquina marble bases, and in a top completely in black Marquina marble, its beau...
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 ...
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.
Knoll International Designer Armchair Set Black...
Marcel Breuer, Knoll International
21st Century and Contemporary German Chairs
Leather, Chrome
We bring to you a Knoll International designer armchair set black leather by Marcel Breuer. One chair has minor scratches on the seating area. The other one isnt almost like a new...
B12 Console Table by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, ...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
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
Leather, 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.
Set of Six Armchairs Cesca B64 Model Marcel Bre...
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 ...
Set of Four Cesca Gavina Chairs by M. Breuer, 1965
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Metal
Four Cesca Gavina chairs designed by Marcel Breuer dated 1964 circa (project dated 1928). The cane seat is not glued on the wood, but it is sewn in the wooden frame, a particular ...
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...
Set of Four Marcel Breuer Italian Cesca Chairs
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Wood
Fabulous set of four Italian cane and chrome cesca chairs by Marcel Breuer. Produced by Gavina in Italy and stamped on seat bottoms. These chairs feature the iconic cantilevered chro...
Marcel Breuer Coffee Table in Tubular Steel and...
Marcel Breuer, Alivar
Vintage 1980s Italian Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel, Wood
Set of coffee table in chrome-plated tubular steel with black plastic laminate top. Design Drawing 1925 by Marcel Breurer. The item comes from Alivar Museum Collection. The concep...
Bauhaus B20 Side Table Designed by Marcel Breuer
Marcel Breuer, Mücke & Melder
Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Steel
A shelf structure Bauhaus table model B20 designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 and produced by Mücke Melder between 1930 and 1940. The side table has a chromium-plated tubular steel fr...
B12 Console Table by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, ...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1940s European Bauhaus Console Tables
Steel, Chrome, Wood
This vintage model B12 console table was designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet in the 1930s. It features two shelves supported by a chrome tubular steel frame. Kept in original, good ...
1960s Black Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, Italy
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Cane, Chrome, Wood
1960s Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs. Made in Italy. Wood has black finish with cane seats and backrests and chrome frames, midcentury 1960s production. Rare to find a complete matching ...
Marcel Breuer White Plywood Nesting Tables for ...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s British Mid-Century Modern Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Plywood
Set of three nesting tables designed by Marcel Breuer for Isokon. Both of the three tables are preserving the original white painted. 1936, United Kingdon. Provenance: Collection Be...
Marcel Breuer Thonet B9 Stool
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Metal
Stool designed by Marcel Breuer Manufactured by Thonet. Metal pipe frame with wood structure and rattan. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and u...
Restored Marcel Breuer for Thonet Cognac Leathe...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Leather
Marcel Breuer for Thonet, lounge chair B35 with ottoman, leather and tubular steel by Germany, 1928. This lounge chair is executed in cognac leather and tubular steel. The B35 by...
Bauhaus Chrome Nesting Tables, B9 'Marcel Breuer'
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s Bauhaus Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Chrome
- 1930s - Designer: Marcel Breuer - Very rare and early model (see the screws) - Newly lacquered and hand polished - Probably Thonet - Measures of tables: 60 x 55 x 36 cm; 55 x ...
Wasilly Chair by Breuer, Knoll, Gavina, 1960s, ...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Chairs
Leather, Chrome
White leather and chrome Wasilly chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll/Gavina, Italy, 1960s.
Marcel Breuer Long Chair Chaise Longue Isokon, ...
Marcel Breuer, Isokon
20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Bentwood
A fabulous Marcel Breuer long chair (1902-1981) as featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum ((V&A) London, Marcel Breuer has been described as one of the most influential designers...
B33 Cantilevered Chair by Marcel Breuer & Mart ...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s German Bauhaus Side Chairs
Steel
This chair is an early example of Marcel Breuers Classic B33 cantilever chair, with original "eisengarn" (iron yarn) fabric and Thonet makers mark. It's in an untouched, original vin...
Extremely Rare Bauhaus Chrome Nesting Table, Th...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Chrome
- 1930s, Germany - Marcel Breuer - Original condition - Original red color, partly missing - Labeled.
Chrome Bauhaus Stool B8, Marcel Breuer
Marcel Breuer, Mücke & Melder
Vintage 1930s Czech Bauhaus Stools
Chrome
- Czechoslovakia, 1930s - Mücke Melder (licensed for Thonet) - Completely original condition (see detailed pictures) - Original screws, blue Eisengarn - Published in catalogue.
Marcel Breuer B-33 Bauhaus Chrome Chair for Thonet
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Bauhaus Chairs
Chrome
- Very rare - Early production - Original blue Eisengarn - Completely original condition (see the pictures) - Published in Thonet catalogue - Measures: Seat height 47 cm.
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs for Knoll, circa 1980
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Metal
A pair of grey 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 constructivi...
Marcel Breuer, 'Isokon Tables,' Set of Three Ne...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s British Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Plywood
Marcel Breuer, Isokon (manufacturer), London UK 'Isokon Tables' designed 1936. Set of three nesting tables. Cream-white lacquered plywood. Stunning rare set in good original condit...
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