Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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.

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...
 Midcentury Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chairs for Thonet
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 Wassily Chairs for Knoll, circa 1980
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...
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair
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!
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...
20th Century Black Wassily B3 Chair by Marcel Breuer in Leather and Steel
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...
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 ...
Early Marcel Breuer Long Chaise
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.
Restored Marcel Breuer for Thonet Cognac Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman
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...
Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs for Knoll, circa 1980
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 Pair of Early Wassily Chairs by Knoll
Marcel Breuer Pair of Early Wassily Chairs by K...
Marcel Breuer, Knoll International
Vintage 1920s American Bauhaus Lounge Chairs
Leather, Stainless Steel
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 1968, the year Knoll A...
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...
Authentic Marcel Breuer Wassily Lounge Chair fo...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Authentic Marcel Breuer designed Wassily chair made in Italy for Stendig. Chrome tube construction with the authentic chrome tube ends. Black belting leather straps are in excell...
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 F41 Lounge on Wheels for Tecta
Marcel Breuer, Tecta
Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel, Wicker
Daybed F41E, steel and wicker by Marcel Breuer for Tecta, Germany, 1980s. The design of the F41 lounge on wheels dates from 1928. It was one of the early designs from Marcel Breuer....
Marcel Breuer S35 Lounge Chair 1928 for Thonet
Thonet, Marcel Breuer
20th Century German Lounge Chairs
Steel
S35 lounge chair designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 and manufactured in the 1980s by Thonet (marked). The starting point for the design was a chair with a “floating” seat, therefore t...
Early Original Knoll Gavina Wassily Chair by Ma...
Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Early 1960s brown leather Wassily chair produced by Gavina and imported to the USA by Knoll International. Retains both the Gavina metal tag and partial Knoll paper tag. Beautiful pa...
Pair of Vintage Breuer Wassily Chairs in Great ...
Marcel Breuer
Vintage 1960s Italian International Style Lounge Chairs
Leather, Chrome
Nice 1960s-1970s vintage Wassily chairs with chrome frames and well patinated dark brown leather seats, backs and armrests. Unmarked, probably Italian made, top quality constructio...
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