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Subseries 8.18 | A Finding Aid to the Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986 | Digitized Collection

Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986

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8.18: Furniture Designs, 1921-1977

This subseries consists of 10 design projects grouped according to the purpose for which they were built. The subseries are: (Modular) System for unit furniture, Chairs, Tables, Desks, Bookcase, Cabinets, Rugs, Tapestries, Tea wagon, and Chess set.
Files for each project are arranged chronologically.
DescriptionContainer
(Modular) System for Unit Furniture, photographs of diagrams, 1926
33
5737
529-533
Chairs
Poltrana chair, photograph of completed project, 1922
33
5737
535-537
Side chairs, photograph of completed project, 1922
33
5737
538-540
Wassily chair, photographs of completed project, 1925
33
5737
541-549
Rückenlehnstuhl ("back-leaning chair"), photograph of completed project, 1925
33
5737
550-552
Tubular steel stool, photograph of completed project, 1925
33
5737
553-554
Dining room chair, photographs of completed project, 1926
33
5737
555-559
Tubular steel chair, photograph of completed project, 1926
33
5737
560-561
Office chair, photograph of completed project, 1926
33
5737
562-566
Folding chair, photographs of completed project, 1927
33
5737
567-571
Theater chairs, photographs of completed chairs arranged in theaters, including the theater in the Fulkwang Museum, Essen, 1927
33
5737
572-574
Folding chair, photographs of completed project, 1928
33
5737
575-582
Cesca dining room chair, 1928
Photographs of diagrams
33
5737
584-587
Photograph of completed project
33
5737
588-603
Armchair, photograph of completed project, 1929
33
5737
604-606
Aluminum chairs, photographs of completed project, 1933
33
5737
607-626
Isokon chairs, photograph of completed project, 1935
33
5737
627-645
Tables
Tea table, photograph of completed project, 1921
33
5737
647-649
Tubular steel coffee table, photograph of completed project, 1928
33
5737
650-652
Table units with chromium pipe legs, photograph of completed project, 1928
33
5737
653-655
Aluminum tables, photograph of completed project, 1933
33
5737
656-658
Plywood nesting tables, photographs of completed project, 1935
33
5737
659-661
Plywood dining table, photograph of completed project, 1935
33
5737
662-664
Desks
Desk and bookcase, photograph of completed project, 1924
33
5737
666-668
Tubular steel and wood desks, photographs of completed project, 1927
33
5737
669-671
Canaan desk, photograph of completed project, 1951
33
5737
672-674
Bookcase, photographs of completed project, 1931
33
5737
675-680
Cabinets
Wooden cabinet, photograph of completed project, 1921
33
5737
682-684
Miscellaneous bureaus, photographs of completed project, 1923-1926
33
5737
685-690
Modular system for cabinets, photograph of diagram, 1925
33
5737
691-693
Storage wall unit, photograph of completed project, 1926
33
5737
694-696
Cabinet with hinged drawers, photographs of completed project, 1938-1939
33
5737
697-699
Rugs, clipping, 1966
33
5737
700-702
Tapestries, 1966-1977
Letters; notes
33
5737
704-707
Photographs of completed projects
2 folders
33
5737
708-720
Color transparencies
33
unfilmed
unfilmed
Tea Wagon, photograph of completed project, 1928
33
5737
721-723
Chess Set, photograph of completed project, undated
33
5737
724-731

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