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$ 3,750

Marcel Breuer B21 Typewriter Desk for Thonet, Germany 1928

Documentation Signed
Origin Germany
Period 1920-1949
W. 41.34 in; H. 27.17 in; D. 17.72 in;
W. 105 cm; H. 69 cm; D. 45 cm;
Condition Good. Good, vintage.
Creation Date 1928
Description In stock: 1

A beautiful, original typewriter table model B21, designed by Marcel Breuer and manufactured by Thonet in Germany, 1928.

This very appealing piece is designed in the iconic Bauhaus style from that period. The frame is made of high quality chrome-plated tubular metal. The tops are made of white painted wood. The use of materials and combination of round and square shapes creates a nice contrast that compliments the design very well. This piece remains in good original condition, completely unrestored with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving an amazing patina.

About the designer:
Marcel Lajos Breuer (pronounced broy-?r; 22 May 1902–1 July 1981), was a Hungarian-born modernist, architect and furniture designer. One of the masters of Modernism, Breuer extended the sculptural 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. First recognized for his invention of bicycle-handlebar-inspired tubular steel furniture, Breuer lived off his design fees at a time in the late 1920s and early 1930s when the architectural commissions he was looking for were few and far-between. He was known to such giants as Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, whose architectural vocabulary he was later to adapt as part of his own, but hardly considered an equal by them who were his senior by 15 and 16 years. Despite the widespread popular belief that the chair was designed for Wassily Kandinsky, it was not; Kandinsky admired Breuer’s finished chair design, and only then did Breuer make an additional copy for Kandinsky’s use in his home. When the chair was re-released in the 1960s, it was designated “Wassily” by its Italian manufacturer, who had learned that Kandinsky had been the recipient of one of the earliest post-prototype units.
Styles / Movements Bauhaus, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 271603
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