Completely Restored Marcel Breuer Cognac Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Marcel Breuer for Thonet, lounge chair B35 with ottoman, leather and tubular steel by Germany, 1928.
This lounge chair is executed in cognac leather and tubular steel. The B35 by Marcel Breuer exists of a cantilevered chair and matching ottoman. The chair holds long armrests that bend slightly towards the end, enhancing the bended shape of the chair itself. It is in the B35 that Breuer finally succeeded to make a cantilever chair in a single, uninterrupted line. The cantilever club chair B 35 was first presented in 1930 at the Paris Grand Palais as a contribution of the Deutscher Werkbund.
Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) was born in Hungary and went to art school in Vienna. Breuer was not satisfied with the teaching methods in Austria however and decided to go to Berlin in 1920 to work as a student carpenter in the furniture workshop of the advanced German art education and modernist progressive school the Bauhaus. After a short period in which he worked as an architect, Breuer returned to the Bauhaus where he worked became at the head of the furniture workshop of the Bauhaus from 1925 onwards. Here, Breuer started making furniture with a frame of metal round tubes. The concept of the "free-floating" chair, a seat-backrest without furniture, was not developed by him but dates from around the same period.
Droste, Magdalena, Manfred Ludewig and Bauhaus Archiv. Marcel Breuer. Design. Köln: Taschen, 2001, p. 95.
W 56 x D 68 x H 35 cm.