Marcel Breuer Armchairs

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.

Pair of Marcel Breuer B3 Wassily Chairs Gavina, Italy Black Color Silver, 1970
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.
Pair of Early Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Knoll, Leather and Chrome
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...
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...
"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.  
Armchair Cesca B64 Model French Design Marcel Breuer
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 ...
Pair of Grey Cesca Cantilever Armchairs by Marcel Breuer 1990s Made in Italy
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 Marcel Breuer Cane and Chrome "Cesca" Chair
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...
Early Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair in Polishes Chrome and Black Leather
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 Black Marcel Breuer Knoll Cesca Cane Chairs
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.
Set of Six Armchairs Cesca B64 Model Marcel Breuer Design
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 ...
"Wassily" by Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Style 1970s Design Black Leather Armchair
"Wassily" by Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Style 1970s ...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
"Wassily" by Marcel Breuer Icon of Bauhaus movement Chrome frame and black leather Leather mark impressed on each seat.  
Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, 1970s
Pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca Chairs, 1970s
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs
Chrome
Midcentury pair of Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs, 1970s production. Both marked Made in Italy. Good original condition. Some wear to armrests. Additional measurement: Top of armrest to...
"Wassily" Marcel Breuer by Gavina Bauhaus Desig...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Bauhaus Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
"B3 Wassily" by Marcel Breuer 1960s Brown leather Chrome metal tubolar.
Midcentury Marcel Breuer Cane "Cesca" Chair
Marcel Breuer
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
1970s midcentury Marcel Breuer Cesca caned chair / chairs. Chrome frame. Sold individually. However, we do have multiples of these chairs.
Marcel Breuer Chairs, circa 1980
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
Pair of Marcel Breuer Wassily B3 chairs in black leather and chrome.
Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Stendig, Italy
Marcel Breuer, Stendig Co.
Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Chrome
Offering black leather Wassily chairs by Marcel Breuer for Stendig. The chairs have a nice thick black leather seating armrest and backing. Each chair has a nice chrome tubular frame...
Marcel Breuer S 64 for Thornet Chair
Marcel Breuer
Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Fabric, Chrome, Wood
Marcel Breuer was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furniture designer. This is one of his most iconic designs, the S 64 consisting of a cantilevered tubular steel frame,...
Pair of Vintage Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s Armchairs
Chrome
Pair of vintage Marcel Breuer wassily chairs in black leather.
Vintage Wassily Lounge Chair by Marcel Breuer f...
Knoll, Marcel Breuer
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Vintage Wassily lounge chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll.
Marcel Breuer Bauhaus Tubular Chromed-Steel Arm...
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Armchairs
Steel, Fabric
Armchair with tubular chromed-steel structure and restored red Bordeaux upholstery fabric. Designed by the Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) and produced by Thonet during t...
Pair of Marcel Breuer for Knoll "Wassily" Chair...
Marcel Breuer, Knoll International
Vintage 1960s American Armchairs
Chrome, Steel
Designed in 1925 by Bauhaus exponent Marcel Breuer, the model B3 chair is best known as the "Wassily" chair, named after painter Wassily Kandinsky (an early admirer and owner of the ...
Set of Six French Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Armchairs
Marcel Breuer
20th Century French Bauhaus Armchairs
Metal
Set of six Marcel Breuer armchairs, edited by Knoll in the 1970s. Very confortable seating with ,covered in their original faux brown leather beech armrests and frames. The Frenc...
Red Bauhaus Red Wassily Chairs Mod. B 3 by Marc...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1920s European Bauhaus Club Chairs
Famous Set of four pieces of Wassily-Chairs Mod. B 3 designed by Marcel Breuer 1925-1927 and executed by Fasem (leather stamped) Italy, 1986 The tabular steel frame has been covered...
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