..."Moderne am Main 1919–1933" at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany When, in the course of 1924, it became clear that the Bauhaus school would have to leave Weimar several cities vied to offer it a new home, including Frankfurt; the city's Kunsthochschule's then Director Fritz Wichert making advances to Walter Gropius to encourage him to bring his school to the Main... "* An ambition which, as history records, had to be approached without the Bauhaus school, and which became most popularly embodied by the Neues Frankfurt project: one of the largest and broadest modernist functionalist urban planning programmes ever undertaken...
D4, Bauhaus Straps, roseby Marcel Breuer, 1927 — from 958,00 €
|Product type||Collapsible armchair.|
|Dimensions||Width: 78 cm
Depth: 61 cm
Height: 71 cm
Seat height: 44 cm
|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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smow Blog Interview: Ansgar B. Heickmann, Auktionshaus Heickmann, Chemnitz ... Or, How One Sells a Marcel Breuer Chair for Euro 55,000...
...A problem which led to the defining of the following requirements: a) Elastic seat and backrest, but no upholstery, which is heavy, expensive and gathers dust b) Inclination of the seat so as to support the upper leg along its full length without the pressure that arises with a flat seating surface c) An angled position for the upper body d) Freedom of the spine because each and very pressure on the spine is both uncomfortable and unhealthy"1 The above description for a chair design may sound contemporary and it was, very contemporary when formulated by Marcel Breuer in 1925... From this analysis of the requirements of a comfortable chair Marcel Breuer realised his so-called Lattenstuhl, Slatted Armchair, one of his first chair designs and arguably one of the most central in the (hi)story of chair design...