ISSUE 16  |  Perfect Accessories

Furniture: Marcel Breuer Chairs

April 24, 2009 8:28 PM

BY Julie Carlson

The loft study in today’s Architect Visit: Bernardo Urquieta in San Francisco got me thinking about Marcel Breuer’s iconic chair designs.

Above: Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair is believed to be the first bent tubular chair design and was named for Wassily Kandinksy, the father of abstract painting and a colleague of Breuer’s at the Bauhaus; a licensed reproduction for Knoll is available from DWR for $1,933.

Above: The Marcel Breuer B5 Chair is a licensed reproduction made in Germany by Tecta and is available in a wide range of canvas colors as well as in black, white, or natural hide. $945 at Bauhaus 2 Your House.

Above: The Breuer B4 Folding Armchair is reminiscent of the better-known Wassily, with its tubular steel frame and sling upholstery; an outdoor version in Cora fabric is also available. The chair is a licensed reproduction made in Germany by Tecta and is available in a wide range of canvas colors as well as in black, white, or natural hide. $1,133 at Bauhaus 2 Your House.