Sculptural Bentwood Chaise Longue by Marcel Breuer For Sale
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Sculptural Bentwood Chaise Longue by Marcel Breuer

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Sculptural bentwood chaise longue chair, designed by Marcel Breuer for Gavina, circa 1980s. Originally produced by Isokon in the 1930s, this example is from the later production by the Italian firm of Gavina, who began producing the chaise in 1962. Retains it's original boucle black upholstery.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1980s
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Very good original condition. Retains it's original boucle black upholstery with some wear. Minor surface scratches, rubs and wear to frame.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 31 in. x W 25.5 in. x D 54 in.H 78.74 cm x W 64.77 cm x D 137.16 cm
  • Seat Height
    7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    LU87187027673
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About Marcel Breuer (Designer)

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.

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