Table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1925

GUSN

GUSN-56323

Description

Table with black rectangular top and continuous tubular legs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tables (support furniture)
linoleum
plating (metal coating)
steel (alloy)
Modern (styles and periods)
Table
Steel
Plated
Modern
Linoleum
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

Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 (Designer)
Bauhaus Furniture Workshop (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Germany; Dessau, Germany

Object Type

Furniture; Support Furniture

Dimensions

17.75 x 17.625 x 13.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.35.2