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Regarded as one of the most influential and important designers of the 20th century, Marcel Breuer (1902-81) “invented” tubular steel furniture at the tender age of 23, a revolutionary development considered his core contribution to the history of design. Breuer’s tubular steel designs, such as the famous Wassily armchair, the Bauhaus stool or his various cantilever chairs are representative for the design of an entire epoch, and are among the great classics of Modernism. But he was also a trailblazer with his aluminum and bent laminated wood furniture designs produced in the 1930s, as well as his architectural projects, including the Unesco Headquarters in Paris (1952-58; together with Nervi and Zehrfuss) or the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (1964-66). His trademark was to be the sculptural use of concrete. Curated by the renowned Vitra Design Museum in Germany, this retrospective is a comprehensive synopsis of all the different fields Breuer was active in.
Until 17 Jul. 11am-7pm (9pm Thu). Closed Tue.
Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Palais de Chaillot, 1 place du Trocadéro, 16th.

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