Marcel Bruer and industrially manufactured furniture

Bauhaus_Chair_BreuerMarcel Breuer was a Hungarian architect and industrial designer. He believed that contemporary furniture should not only be industrially manufactured but also machine finished in appearance. Breuers tubular steel chairs, marvels of cold ingenuity, gleamingly sturdy and impersonal. Breuer’s “Wassilly” chair named after the Bauhaus painter Wassily Kandinsky, is made of a continuous steel tube which acts as a resilient cantilever. He enunciated another major canon of modern architecture by making the “Wassily” chair’s frame metal, its seat and back leather, thus expressing the functional distinction between the chair’s parts and materials.

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