may, 2015

21mayAll DayMarcel BreuerBirthday


Event Details


Birthplace: Pécs, Hungary
Date of death: 01.07.1981
Place of death: New York, USA

Marcel Breuer is one of the famous Bauhaus icons. His chair “B3” is considered as the paragon of classical modern furniture design. The steel tube chair has been copied and plagiarised over and over again. This results in legal proceedings worldwide – which are filed to this day. However, the chair that Knoll licensed and is sold under the name “Wassily”, has little to do with Breuer’s original design: Chrome instead of nickel, vats instead of individual legs and a weight of ten kilos instead of five. Photo: Polygoon Hollands Nieuws, License: CC BY-SA 3.0


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