Table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1925

GUSN

GUSN-56316

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

tables (support furniture)
linoleum
steel (alloy)
wood (plant material)
Modern (styles and periods)
Table
Table

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.

Associated Building

Original To Bauhaus Director's House,

Maker

Thonet (Manufacturer)
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 (Designer)

Location of Origin

Boppard, Germany; Germany

Object Type

Furniture; Support Furniture

Dimensions

19 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 20 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.34.2