Marcel Breuer  (American/Hungarian, 1902-1981) 

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Marcel Breuer, Wardrobe, private commission for the Croft and Gane residence, Bristol

 

Marcel Breuer
Wardrobe, private commission for the Croft and Gane residence, Bristol
1936

Auction: Apr 29, 2014
Phillips London
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Marcel Breuer, Chair, model no. WB 301

 

Marcel Breuer
Chair, model no. WB 301
1933-1934

Auction: Apr 29, 2014
Phillips London
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1920   Enrolled in Viennese Art Academy
went to Weimar to study at the "Bauhaus"
1927   Launched his "Type B3 steel Club Chair" (later renamed "Wassily")
1925 - 1928   Head of the Bauhaus furniture workshop
1928   Founded an architecture practice in Berlin but the "Bund Deutscher Architekten" (BDA: the German Architecture Association
1937   Went to US
1937 - 1946   Taught at the Harvard University School of Design
1946   Opened an architectural practice of his own, which he moved to New York in 1946
1968   Won the AIA’s Gold Medal
1902 - 1981   Born in Pecs, Hungary
1951 - 56   New York University. University Heights, New York (with H. Smith and R.F. Gatje)
1977   IBM Complex. Boca Raton, Florida (with R.F. Gatje)
Federal Courthouse and Office Building. Columbia, South Carolina (with H. Beckhard, David and Floyd, and J. Hemphill)
Central Library. Atlanta, Georgia (with Smith, Stevens, and Wilkinson)
1975   Australian Embassy. Paris (with Harry Seidler and M. Jossa)
1970   Cleveland Museum of Art. Ohio (with H. Smith)
1969   New York University Technology Building II. Bronx, New York (with H. Smith)
Armstrong Rubber Company Headquarters. West Haven, Connecticut (with R.F. Gatje)
Yale University Engineering Building. New Haven, Connecticut (with H. Smith)
Soriano House. Greenwhich, Connecticut (with T. Papachristou)
Office Building. Syracuse, New York (project: with H. Beckhard)
1967   St. Francis de Sales Church. Muskegon, Michigan (with H. Beckhard)
Interama. Miami, Florida (project: with H. Beckhard) Kent School Girls’ Chapel. Connecticut (project: with R.F. Gatje)
Flushing Meadow Sports Park. New York (project: with Beckhard, Tange, and Halprin)
1966   Whitney Museum of American Art. New York (with H. Smith)
1965   New England Merchant’s Bank. Boston (project: with H. Beckhard)
1964   Van der Wal House. Amsterdam (project: with H. Smith)
New England Merchant’s Bank. Boston (project: with H. Beckhard)
1962   Torin Corporation Machine Building. Torrington, Connecticut (with R.F. Gatje)
1961   IBM Research Center. La Gaude, Var, France (with R. F. Gatje)
1959   Convent of the Annuciation. Bismarck, ND (with H. Smith)
Hunter College Library. New York (with R.F. Gatje)
Hanson House. Huntington, Long Island, New York Ustinov House. Vevey, Switzerland (project with R. F. Gatje)
1958   Unesco Headquarters. Paris (with Pier Luigi Nervi and Bernard Zehrfuss)
United States Embassy. The Hague
Stachelin House. Feldmeilen, Switzerland (with H. Beckhard)
Van Leer Headquarters. Amstelveen, Netherlands
El Recreo Urban Centre. Caracas (project: with E. Fuenmeyer and H. Beckhard)
Resort Development Apartments. Tanaguarena, Venezuela (project: with H. Beckhard)
1952   Art Center, Sarah Lawrence College. Bronxville, New York
Caesar Cottage. Lakeville, Connecticut
1951   Breuer House III. New Canaan, Connecticut
1948   Breuer Cottage. Wellfleet, Massachusetts
1947   Breuer House II. New Canaan, Connecticut
Robinson House. Williamstown, Massachusetts
1945   Servicemen’s Memorial. Cambridge, Massachusetts (project with L. Andersen)
Tompkins House. Hewlett Harbor, New York
Geller House. Lawrence, Long Island, New York
1942   Prefabricated houses. Cambridge, Massachusetts (project)
1940   Chamberlin Cottage. Wayland, Massachusetts (with Walter Gropius)
1939   Breuer House. Lincoln, Massachusetts
1938   Haggerty House. Cohasset, Massachusetts (with Walter Gropius)
Wheaton College Art Center. Norton, Massachusetts (with Walter Gropius)
1936   Doldertal Apartments. Zurich (with A. and E. Roth) Isokon Laminated Furniture
Civic Centre of the Future. London (project: with F.R.S. Yorke)
1932   Harnischmacher House I. Wiesbaden, Germany
1930   Fuld Factory. Frankfurt (project
1927   Launched his "Type B3 steel Club Chair" (later renamed "Wassily")
1924   Prototype steel furniture and interchangeable cabinet units