Formally, Marcel Breuer translated his design for B 9 to the long, elegant side table B 10. Cold-bent tubular steel enabled such a construction and provided the required stability. This principle was then translated to the chair design, resulting in the chair without back legs, the cantilever chair. Tubular steel furniture is considered a milestone in history. From the beginning, Thonet was the partner for the designers and a manufacturer with a global distribution network.
B 10 side table, B 10/1 with additional shelf. Frames chrome-plated tubular steel, wooden parts in stained beech, lacquered or structured coating in various colors or in ThonetDur®.
Marcel Breuer (1902–1981) Born in Pécs, Hungary, Marcel Breuer studied at the Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar from 1920 to 1924. After a short stay in Paris, he took over the management of the joiner’s workshop at the Bauhaus from 1925 to 1928, which had meanwhile moved to Dessau. During this time, he was strongly influenced by constructivism and De Stijl and developed a few trend setting tubular steel furniture designs. In 1928, Breuer went to Berlin and dedicated himself mainly to the field of interior design. Starting in 1932 he worked on several aluminium furniture designs in Switzerland. In 1935 Breuer moved to London, where he worked as an architect. In 1937 he was granted a professorship for architecture at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Later, he opened an architectural office there together with Walter Gropius. In 1946 Breuer founded his own studio in New York and realized numerous designs in Europe and the United States. He is considered one of the most important architects and designers of modernism.» More details
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