Marcel Breuer married traditional craftsmanship with industrial methods and materials to help make tubular steel furniture an international sensation and a modern institution. The cantilevered form exploits the possibilities unique to the material and gives the chair added flexibility and comfort.
Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) was born in Hungary and trained at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, under Walter Gropius. He produced the first tubular steel armchair – the Model B3 aka the Wassily – in 1925, and pioneered furniture made from laminated wood, notably for British manufacturer, Isokon. A 1936 moulded plywood chair he made inspired the work of the Eames a decade later.
Knoll products are defined by a distinct modern sensibility. From classics by the likes of Mies van der Rohe to ground-breaking designs by contemporary creatives including Marc Newson, David Adjaye, Barber Osgerby and Rem Koolhaas.