Marcel Breuer (1902–1981)
Marcel Breuer was a Hungarian-born modernist architect and furniture designer who made significant contributions to the modernist movement in design during the mid-20th century. He was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1902 and studied at the Bauhaus in Germany. Breuer’s design approach was characterized by a focus on simplicity, functionality, and the use of new materials and manufacturing techniques. His most famous works include the Wassily Chair, the Cesca Chair, and the Saint John’s Abbey Church, all of which showcase his unique style and approach to design.
Breuer was a pioneer in the use of tubular steel in furniture design, and his furniture designs were notable for their clean lines, geometric forms, and minimalism. He also worked on a number of architectural projects throughout his career, including private homes, public buildings, and institutional buildings. Breuer’s work has had a lasting impact on the fields of architecture and design, and his legacy continues to inspire designers and architects around the world.
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