Marcel Breuer at the Met

Breuer armchair

The geometry of Bauhaus executed in wood by Marcel Breuer

The placard accompanying Breuer’s armchair at the Met cites the strong influence of Dutch architect and designer on Gerrit Rietveld on this “de Stil-like” design. It also notes this is Breuer’s first use of a cantilevered frame. I find it interesting that it’s executed in wood where I associate most Bauhaus design with bent metal frames. In any case, it’s distinctive, if not necessarily comfortable . . .

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