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Lounge chair with formed, laminated seat frame, arms, legs, footrest support.
couches (reclining furniture)
Modern (styles and periods)
"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.
Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Title Lounge Cushion Accession Number 1984.25B
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981 (Designer)
Germany; London, USA
29 x 24 5/8 x 55 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Ise Gropius