Lounge-chair Marcel Breuer – Cod. 745 –
Marcel Breuer lounge-chair – cod. 745 –
Made by Marcel Breuer in 1935, shortly after he moved to London, for the Isokon Furniture Company, a company in the city founded by Jack Pritchard in 1931 to meet the growing demand for modern furniture. Gropius at the time was working as a consultant at Isokon and suggested that Breuer experiment with plywood and develop a chair suitable for mass production, at the same time encouraging him to model his chair on the one designed earlier, in 1933, in aluminum. The “Long chair” thus represents Breuer’s first experiment with plywood. It is demonstrative of a new question, shaping a chair that would fit comfortably into the contour of the human figure. The uprights for the prototypes of the “Long Chair” were made in a small workshop in London; the seats were initially ordered pre-folded from the Venesta Plywood Company in Estonia, where Jack Pritchard had worked previously. The “Long Chair” is perhaps the most highly developed seat of all the plywood pieces designed by Breuer for Isokon. This chair ranks among those most prominent in inter-war modernism, anticipating the direction of post-war design.
Chaise lounge Marcel Breuer , Bauhaus .
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