Marcel Breuer

May 21, 1902 - Jul 1, 1981

Marcel Lajos Breuer, was a Hungarian-born modernist architect and furniture designer. At the Bauhaus he designed the Wassily Chair and the Cesca Chair, which is “among the 10 most important chairs of the 20ᵗʰ century.” Breuer extended the sculpture vocabulary he had developed in the carpentry shop at the Bauhaus into a personal architecture that made him one of the world's most popular architects at the peak of 20th-century design. His work includes art museums, libraries, college buildings, office buildings, and residences. Many are in a Brutalist architecture style, including the former IBM Research and Development facility which was the birthplace of the first personal computer. He is regarded as 'one of the great innovators of modern furniture design' and 'one of the most-influential exponents of the International Style'.
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“The Wassily was so new. People had jumped on it in exhibition to destroy it. They thought the whole world was going to end now with this furniture.”

Marcel Breuer
May 21, 1902 - Jul 1, 1981
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