pair of c. 1960's american mid-modern marcel breuer thonet office armchairs


UR #:: UR-3285-09

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Product Description

nice clean matching pair of mid-century modern thonet office armchairs designed by marcel breuer. the chairs are composed of a highly polished, tubular steel frame with ebonized maple wood border and armrests. the upholstered fabric is original and in great condition. marcel breuer was born in pcs, hungary in 1902, and became one of the greatest architects and furniture designers of the 20th century. from 1920 to 1928 he was a student and teacher at germanys bauhaus, a school of design where modern principles, technologies and the application of new materials were encouraged in both the industrial and fine arts. after completing his studies at the bauhaus, breuer traveled to paris, where he worked in an architects office. after a year he was appointed as head of the carpentry workshop at the bauhaus. breuer was given the title of "young master". the chairs were removed from offices within the singer pavilion building located on the michael reese hospital campus. priced for the pair.