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1984.34.1 (RS30907)

Description

Pair of tables with a black rectangular tops and continuous tubular legs.

Details

Label
Used in Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: In 1925, a year after graduating from the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer was invited back as master of the furniture workshop. His salary allowed him to purchase his first bicycle. Before long it occurred to him that the bike's handlebars were the ideal material for a new type of furniture. In tubular steel Breuer discovered the perfect material to express the goals of the modern movement. Of all Breuer's designs, the stool, which was soon expanded to a set of nesting tables, was his favorite. Its stripped-down functionalism and simple geometric form made it the essence of modern design.
Maker
Thonet (Manufacturer)
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 (Designer)
Date
1925
Location of origin
Boppard, Germany; Germany
Associated Building
Original To Bauhaus Director's House. Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
linoleum
steel (alloy)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture; Support Furniture
Descriptive terms
linoleum
Modern (styles and periods)
steel (alloy)
Table
tables (support furniture)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
19 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 20 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1984.34.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Ise Gropius
GUSN
56315

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