Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1925-1926

GUSN

GUSN-56421

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
canvas
plating (metal coating)
steel (alloy)
Bauhaus
Modern (styles and periods)
Chair
Chair, Side
Chair, Side

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.

Associated Building

Original To Bauhaus Director's House,

Maker

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

Location of Origin

Germany; Dessau, Germany

Dimensions

33 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 21 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.99.1

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