...On the one hand antagonistic: not only as two acknowledged and leading proponents and practitioners of Modernism, that most degenerate of arts, but for all in context of Bauhaus: Mies having been Director since 1930, and in 1932 appointing Reich as head of both the Weaving Workshop and the so-called Ausbauabteilung, a combined metal/wood/furniture/interiors department created by Hannes Meyer as part of his reform of the school... Or as Herbert Hirche, who had studied under Mies at Bauhaus and was employed in his Berlin studio, noted: "Mies did nothing without first speaking to Lilly Reich"...
D4by Marcel Breuer, 1927 — from 1.082,02 €
|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|
More about 'Bauhaus', 'Marcel Breuer' in our blog
...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...
...Bauhaus Archiv Berlin - Open Archive In our first tranche of online exhibition recommendations we opined that one should, must, understand 2019's Bauhaus Weimar's centenary as a moment to begin developing more probable understandings of the institution... And whereas the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau et al's project Bauhaus Everywhere offers a not uncritical, but very glossy, enthusiastic, introduction and overview of the many facets and components of the Bauhaus (hi)story, the Bauhaus Archive Berlin's Open Archive offers a more unfiltered exploration of the same...
...Or indeed the only connection to Bauhaus, MDW often being quoted as an example of a continuation of Bauhaus thinking, whereby its important to understand that Rudolf Horn is very much a designer of the Hannes Meyer Bauhaus: one, for example, can't imagine Rudolf Horn in an Itten's Vorkurse, paying much attention to Moholy-Nagy, and certainly there is, we feel, little point in buying Rudolf Horn tickets for Schlemmer's Triadisches Ballett for Christmas... In addition to the Bauhaus connection, the most regular connection made in context of the MDW system is IKEA, in East Germany it is colloquially known as DDR IKEA...
...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...
smow blog Design Calendar: June 1st 1932 - Mart Stam Awarded Artistic Copyright for the Cubic Cantilever Chair
...The story begins in Dessau in the mid 1920s and the development of tubular steel furniture, a process in which Marcel Breuer unquestionably played a major, if not the major, role... Aware of the commercial possibilities of the genre Marcel Breuer established in late 1926/early 1927 the company Standard-Möbel in Berlin with fellow Magyar Kálmán Lengyel, the first dedicated manufacturer of tubular steel furniture...