Early Edition Marcel Breuer B35 Black Leather and Chrome Lounge ChairMarcel Breuer
Beautiful B35 Lounge chair from the first owner who bought them in the early 1970's. The armrests and chrome plated tubular frame has been polished and the leather has been treated with leather polish. The chairs are in great vintage condition as can be seen in the images. Designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet in 1928 - 1929.
The chair will be shipped insured in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the US is crate included.
Following the success of his "Wassily" chair, Breuer continued to experiment with tubular steel furniture. He partnered with the German manufacturer Thonet, designing a number of chairs, stools, and ottomans made from this lightweight, traditionally industrial material. In the "B35" armchair, Breuer employed seemingly continuous steel runners as the chair's frame. The seat and back were upholstered in simple canvas, and the armrests padded with lacquered wood. Both the seat and armrests are dramatically cantilevered without vertical supports, emphasizing both the tensile strength and the slenderness of the tubular steel construction. Like Breuer's "Wassily" chair, the "B35" was not a direct product of the Bauhaus; it does, however, clearly conform to Bauhaus principles of design and construction, with its modern, stripped-down form made from industrial materials not typically used in furniture at this time.