Marcel Breuer"Are any ideas really new? Case in point: while Marcel Breuer's tubular steel chairs were a daring departure from traditional wood furniture, this ... Read More
This table from Marcel Breuer initially was designed as a stool to compliment the Wassily chair and it was used as such in at the start of the 20th century. Whichever way you decide to use the table, it is clear through the piece’s mainline form that in every function, this coffee table set is a real attention grabber.
The shorter table combines well with the longer one to create an interesting table nest set. The frame and legs are made of tubular steel and the table top is satin finish laminate.
Architect and furniture designer Marcel Breuer is famous for his involvement in the Bauhaus school of design, which formed one of the most influential currents in modernism. The simple yet inspired Laccio Table Set has the signature look and feel of the school’s aesthetic, reason enough for its incredible popularity in the world of contemporary furniture.
The two pieces of this famous combination fit together harmoniously, creating impeccably clean lines. This reproduction is as light visually as it is lightweight, consisting of durable tubular steel and a satin finish laminate table top.
Originally created to compliment the Wassily Chair, the Laccio Table Set is a signature piece in its own right. Visually flexible and multi-purpose, this set will enhance any interior, from the office to the home.
"Are any ideas really new? Case in point: while Marcel Breuer's tubular steel chairs were a daring departure from traditional wood furniture, this "radical" idea was sparked by Breuer's familiar bicycle handlebars. "Mass production," he said, "...made me interested in polished metal, in shiny and impeccable lines in space, as new components of our interiors. I considered such polished and curved lines not only symbolic of our modern technology but actually to be technology." Drawing upon this image of "shiny and impeccable lines in space" Breuer designed his famous Wassilly chair in 1927 for Wassilly Kandinsky while both were in residence at the Bauhaus. Breuer subsequently designed a range of tubular metal furniture that had singular advantages - affordability, hygiene and an inherent resilience. Breuer considered his designs essential for modern living. Breuer's next breakthrough was his design of the cantilevered chair. While Mart Stam and Mies van der Rohe had created cantilevered chairs using steel tubes, they were rigid and awkward in use in their first edition. Breuer's brilliant insight was to use non-reinforced steel tubing, thereby creating a free-swinging chair that approached his de-materialist ideal of "sitting on columns of air." The cantilevered chair was his greatest commercial success and its design continued to evolve: the frame became lighter, the seat and back more pliant, the lines softer. In 1928, Breuer left the Bauhaus and moved to Berlin and then to England in 1935 when the Nazis made it impossible for anyone who had been a part of the Bauhaus - a "hotbed of Bolshevism" - to practice architecture. In 1937, he joined Walter Gropius in his architectural practice and also at Harvard as a professor. Breuer moved to New York in 1946 to found his own architectural firm, and like Corbusier, chose concrete as his medium of choice. He used concrete in his design of the Whitney Museum of Art.
Dimensions18.9" x 13.4" x 53.5"
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