...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...
Wassily Chair Bauhaus Editionby Marcel Breuer, 1925 — 2.806,42 €
Dimensions in cm
|Material||Frame: Steel tubing, black chrome plated, with plastic glides
Cover: Cowhide leather, black
|Variants||The standard version of the Wassily Armchair is available separately.|
|Function & Properties||Limited edition of 500|
|Delivery includes||A special cleaning cloth is included|
Clean the metal components with lukewarm water and if necessary with a mild soap. For heavier soiling a stainless steel cleaner helps. Wipe off all cleaning agents thoroughly. Never use harsh detergents. Use only soft cleaning cloths.
Chrome can be refreshed from time to time with a suitable polish. You can achieve a special shine by polishing with a dry, soft cloth.
|Awards & Museum||The Museum of Modern Art Award, 1968|
|Zertifikate||Imprinted in the furniture are in addition to the logo "Knoll International" and Marcel Breuer's signature the text "Bauhaus 100th Anniversary Limited Edition" and the serial number.
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