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Lounge Cushion

1984.25B (RS1036)

Description

White cushion for lounge chair, zippered sleeves fit over foot and head rests.

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
canvas
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
canvas
couches (reclining furniture)
Cushion
cushions
People and organizations
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969
Dimensions
29 x 24 5/8 x 55 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1984.25B
Credit Line
Bequest of Ise Gropius
GUSN
56327
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