What is Breuer Chairs? First, let's talk about who made it. Marcel Breuer, architect and furniture designer, Hungarian by birth, is well known today for his radical modern classic designs in modular construction and simple forms. He studied at the Bauhaus and became their crucial faculty member. He was first to introduce tubular steel design in chairs.
The inspiration of the design was said to come from Breuer's bicycle handlebar. The steel tubing design inspired him to create the chair. This was good idea also, because the material was available in quantity. This design was made possible because at that time German steel manufacturer Mannesmann, was able to create a steel tubing that had seamless. Prior to this creation, steel tubing had to be welded and this would collapse if it was bent.
Let's take a look at some Breuer Chairs.
Today, we recognize this Breuer Chairs which is readily available at local furniture or garage sale. This is model 64 Cantilever chair. Freestanding Cantilever chair, probably one of the most noteworthy improvement in 20th century design. Its bold removal of the conventional four-legged construction was radical step begun in 1925 with steel tubular chair.
The B5 chair is one of the earliest designs using tubular steel of Breuer Chairs. Today, his B5 chair from 1926, is among the collection of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, national Design Museum in New York City.
Breuer chair is an iconic design that has been on our wish list among furniture for a long time. Breuer chair combines classic design bentwood furniture and modern industrial design. Breuer's vision was focused on concept of merging form and function in its most basic fundamental. The B5 chair was one of the revolutionary chair that gave fresh air to the overstuffed Edwardian era furniture.
Another one of Breuer Chairs B3 armchair, created the year prior, came to known as Wassily chair. One of the Bauhaus faculty member, Wassily Kandinsky, admired and owned one. The straps were made of fabric, pulled taut on the reverse side with use of springs. The Thonet produced version of the chair is most rare, and went out of production during World War II. Thank you for reading about Breuer Chairs.