...Wandering aimlessly through the digital Marcel Breuer Archive one afternoon, we stumbled across a letter dated July 25th 1950 from Peter M Fraser, one of Breuer's employees, to the Eames Office, enquiring about a lighting design by Charles and Ray that Breuer was interested in using in one of his architectural projects, and requesting... And brings us back to Marcel Breuer...
D4by Marcel Breuer, 1927 — from 1.175,00 €
|Product type||Collapsible armchair.|
|Dimensions||Width: 78 cm
Depth: 61 cm
Height: 71 cm
Seat height: 38 cm
The seat height can vary due to production conditions, the dimensional stability of the material and the hook-in height of the seat surface.
|Material||Frame: steel tubing , chrome plated
Seat and back: Belts, available in Bauhaus fabric (100 % polyacrylic) or iron thread
|Function & properties||Foldable and thus space-saving storage|
The re-editions of Bauhaus models produced by Tecta are approved by the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin and bear the Bauhaus signet designed by Oskar Schlemmer.
|Care||To clean the frame, we recommend a soft, damp cloth
The fabric covers can be carefully vacuumed
Please treat leather surfaces regularly with a suitable leather care product
|Awards & museum||Since 1980 part of the Permanent Collection of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York|
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Luigi Colani and Art Nouveau at the Bröhan-Museum, Berlin. Reprise.... Or, Luigi Colani and the HfG Ulm
...If a contribution that today is all too often reduced to Bauhaus... A reduction Luigi Colani makes, his "German creative spirituality of the twenties and thirties" being essentially a synonym for Bauhaus...
...Hosted at, and led by, Syracuse University Libraries and including contributions from international institutions such as, and amongst many others, the Archives of American Art, the gta Archiv/ETH Zurich, the Vitra Design Museum or the Bauhaus Archiv Berlin, the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive makes over 80,000 letters, photos, sketches, magazine articles, invoices etc, etc, etc by, from and for Marcel Breuer available for perusal and study 24/7; and which thus not only allows us all to approach that better understanding of Breuer, but also helps us all better place Breuer on architecture and design's helix...
...Bauhaus Weimar's centenary may now be behind us, but there remains a lot of discussion, consideration and reflection ahead of us... Not least in context of the rapidly approaching Bauhaus Dessau centenary...
...And on the other hand, tends to imply we all need to consider the, apparently contradictory, question, of in how far the rise of modernist, avant-garde inclined movements contributed to the rise of the NSDAP, in how far the rise in support for the NSDAP in the 1920s was a reaction to institutions such as Bauhaus, in how far a fear of a changing world, a fear of the Utopian visions, social emancipation and technological progress promoted and propagated by the various 1920s avant-garde movements was seized, and abused and misused, by the NSDAP to establish a power base... And now is an opportune moment, the broad scope of exhibitions staged in context of the Bauhaus Weimar centenary celebrations have, we'd argue, helped expand the discussion on Bauhaus, have undertaking a little myth busting, and thus means we can collectively move on to develop more realistic, more probable, understandings of the role of early 20th century architects and designers in shaping our world...
...Prior to his aforementioned acquaintance with Mies van der Rohe's cantilever chairs, Lorenz had seen works by Marcel Breuer in the office of Breuer's associate, business partner, and fellow Hungarian, Kálmán Lengyel, and subsequently not only joined the board of Breuer and Lengyel's Standard Möbel company but undertook experiments in his own workshop to further develop the technical, material, aspects of Breuer's work, experiments which, as he describes, were intended to bring the same resilience to Breuer's designs that he had felt in Mies's... Thonet, serving between 1933 and 1935 as, and somewhat logically, Head of Industrial Property Rights, before spending the second half of the 1930s in closed contact with the likes of Mies van der Rohe, Hans Luckhardt, Heinz Rasch, Lily Reich, László Moholy-Nagy and Marcel Breuer...
Shaping everyday life! Bauhaus modernism in the GDR @ the Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR, Eisenhüttenstadt
..."We feel ourselves beholden to the traditions of Bauhaus"1 opined Rolf Kuhn, Director of the Dessau based Zentrum für Gestaltung, in the catalogue for the institute's 1988 exhibition Experiment Bauhaus... Bauhaus modernism in the GDR the Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR in Eisenhüttenstadt allow for not only an exploration of the relationship(s) between the Bauhaus legacy and the East German state, but also for comparisons between inter-War and post-War design in eastern Germany...