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Lounge chair

1984.25A (RS1036)

Description

Lounge chair with formed, laminated seat frame, arms, legs, footrest support.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": Working in England, where he had gone to join Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer reworked an earlier design for an aluminum lounge chair so that it could be manufactured in birch plywood, a warmer, less austere material. The result was the long chair, which, according to one critic, was “the most important example of modernist furniture [designed] in England.” Years later, covered with sheepskin, this was one of the Gropius family's favorite chairs.
Maker
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 (Designer)
Isokon (Manufacturer)
Date
1936-1938
Location of origin
Germany; London, USA
Associated Building
Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
birch (wood)
canvas
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
birch (wood)
canvas
couches (reclining furniture)
Lounge
Modern (styles and periods)
People and organizations
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969
Dimensions
29 x 24 5/8 x 55 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1984.25A
Credit Line
Bequest of Ise Gropius
GUSN
56326
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