Breuer, Marcel

Breuer, Marcel
   furniture designer; best known for his "Breuer Chair." A native of Pecs, Hungary, he came to Weimar in 1920 to study design at the Bauhaus.* When the school moved to Dessau in 1925, he went along as the "master" in charge of the furniture studio. Remaining with the Bauhaus until 1928, he acquired the title Master of Interiors. During the Dessau years he designed the famous steel-tube chair that he named "Wassily" (after his friend and colleague Kandinsky*), and the even better known "Cesca" cantilevered chair.
   Although Breuer grew impatient with the Bauhaus program, later disavowing its influence on his work, Walter Gropius* maintained that nothing so inspired Breuer's creativity as his years as a Bauhaus student. After working as a Berlin* architect during 1928-1931, Breuer embarked on lengthy travels and study throughout Europe. He practiced during 1935-1937 in England and then recon-nected with Gropius as an associate professor of architecture at Harvard. He worked independently from 1947.
   REFERENCES:EA; Cranston Jones, Marcel Breuer.

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