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1984.99.1 (RS33253)

Description

Modern side chair with a tubular U-shaped seat, back and base and a white stretched canvas covering.

Details

Label
The design for these tubular steel and canvas chairs is the result of Marcel Breuer's improvisation with the handlebars of his Adler bicycle. This set of six Breuer chairs consists of three sections of continuous chrome-plated tubular steel bolted together with canvas back and seat covers. The Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts contains a significant collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer and fabricated in the Bauhaus workshops, including a convertible daybed, a cantilevered armchair, nesting tables, and side tables.
Maker
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 (Designer)
Bauhaus Carpentry Workshop (Manufacturer)
Date
1925-1926
Location of origin
Germany; Dessau, Germany
Associated Building
Original To Bauhaus Director's House. Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
canvas
plating (metal coating)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Furniture; Seating Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bauhaus
canvas
Chair
Chair, Side
Modern (styles and periods)
plating (metal coating)
side chairs
steel (alloy)
Dimensions
33 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 21 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1984.99.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Ise Gropius
GUSN
56421
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