Chair, Variation on B5

A work made of chromed bent tubular steel frame, fabric covering.

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  • A work made of chromed bent tubular steel frame, fabric covering.

Date:

1930

Artist:

Marcel Breuer
American, born Hungary, 1902–1981

About this artwork

Inspired by the strength and lightness of his first bicycle, Marcel Breuer created a chair in bent tubular steel in 1926. Soon after, many other designers began to work with this important modern material, producing such iconic furniture pieces as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s MR 20 Armchair (also on view in this gallery). Breuer spent several years in the Bauhaus furniture workshop perfecting his method for bending steel tubes and creating furniture that defined the avant-garde interiors of the Dessau Bauhaus school buildings and of the residences of senior faculty.

On View

Architecture and Design, Gallery 285

Artist

Marcel Breuer

Title

Chair, Variation on B5

Date

1930

Medium

Chromed bent tubular steel frame, fabric covering

Dimensions

33 1/2 × 19 1/2 × 17 1/2 in.

Credit Line

Gift of David Teiger Trust

Reference Number

2017.523.1-2

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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