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Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

American, Hungarian, 1902-1981
American, Hungarian, 1902-1981

The architect and designer Marcel Breuer was one the 20th century’s most influential and innovative adherents of modernism. A member of the Bauhaus faculty, Breuer — like such colleagues as the architects Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and the artists and art theoreticians Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers — left Europe in the 1930s to champion the new design philosophy and its practice in the United States.

Born in Hungary, Breuer became a Bauhaus student in 1920 and quickly impressed Gropius, the German school’s founder, with his aptitude for furniture design. His early work was influenced by the minimalist Dutch design movement De Stijl — in particular the work of architect Gerrit Rietveld. In 1925, while he was head of the Bauhaus furniture workshop, Breuer realized his signature innovation: the use of lightweight tubular-steel frames for chairs, tables and sofas — a technique soon adopted by Mies and others. Breuer’s attention gradually shifted from design to architecture, and, at the urging of Gropius, he joined his mentor in 1937 on the faculty of Harvard and in an architectural practice.

In the 1940s, Breuer opened his own architectural office, and there his style evolved from geometric, glass-walled structures toward a kind of hybrid architecture — seen in numerous Breuer houses in New England — that pairs bases of local fieldstone with sleek, wood-framed modernist upper floors. In his later, larger commissions, Breuer worked chiefly with reinforced concrete and stone, as seen in his best-known design, the Brutalist inverted ziggurat built in New York in 1966 as the home of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Breuer’s most famous furniture pieces are those made of tubular steel, which include the Wassily chair — named after Wassily Kandinsky and recognizable for its leather-strap seating supports — and the caned Cesca chair. Breuer also made several notable designs in molded plywood, including a chaise and nesting table for the British firm Isokon and a student furniture suite commissioned in 1938 for a dormitory at Bryn Mawr College. Whether in metal or wood, Breuer’s design objects are elegant and adaptable examples of classic modernist design — useful and appropriate in any environment.

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Marcel Breuer D4 Folding Chair Tecta Germany Black Canvas, Chromed Tubular Metal
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Bergen op Zoom, NL
This Marcel Breuer Tecta D4 (also knows as B4) folding chair has a unique provenance It comes from the bespoke interior of renowned Dutch Graphic Designer Wim Crouwel and his wife...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Metal, Chrome

Black Leather Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer Model B3
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Den Haag, NL
Wassily chair also known as the B3 Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 while he was working at the Bauhaus. This example is from the 1980s good condition.
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1980s American Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

S 35 Cantilever Leather Lounge Armchair and Ottoman Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 35 Among all the cantilever chairs of the Bauhaus epoch, the armchair S 35, with its lightness, flexibility and comfort, casts a shadow over everything heavy and inert. In 1...
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2010s German Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Marcel Breuer Bent Wood Long Chair by Isokon, 1960s
By Marcel Breuer
Located in London, GB
Marcel Breuer’s long chair manufactured by Isokon, 1960s. This iconic piece features a brown fabric upholstery on a sculptural bentwood frame. Reclining chair of laminated (birch)...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Birch

Knoll International Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer Black Leather
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This Wassily chair, in chromed tubular steel and black leather, was designed by Marcel Breuer and produced by Knoll International. Knoll International production with the stamp and ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll in Black Leather circa 1970-80
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina, Knoll
Located in Pijnacker, Zuid-Holland
Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer for KNOLL, circa 1970-80 Designer: Marcel Breuer Manufacturer: KNOLL Country: USA Model: Wassily armchair Design period: circa 1925 D...
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1920s American Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Wassily Chairs in Chrome and Leather Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Classic and iconic wassily lounge chairs. Sold as a pair. Designed by Marcel Breuer. Chairs executed in chrome steel tubing and black leather. Perhaps the most famous piece of furnit...
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20th Century Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Bauhaus Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll International
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A pair of Wassily chairs, also known as the B3 Chair, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 while he was working at the Bauhaus. These were produced by Knoll International in the 1960's....
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20th Century Italian Art Deco Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Wassily Lounge Chair, Side Chair by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wassily B3 armchair in red leather, original design from 1925 by Marcel Breuer manufactured in the 1970s. Polished chrome metal tubular frame and original armrests, back and seat. Th...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

S 35 Cantilever Cow Hide Lounge Armchair Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 35 cow hide Among all the cantilever chairs of the Bauhaus epoch, the armchair S 35, with its lightness, flexibility and comfort, casts a shadow over everything heavy and in...
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2010s German Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Pair of Wassily Lounge Chair White Leather by Marcel Breuer, Gavina, circa 1962
By Dino Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Paris, France
This early original of Wassily pair of lounge chairs, are with the original white leather, highly sought after by collectors. The leather has no structural issues. The Wassily model,...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chair Armchair Thonet, circa 1940s
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Marcel Breuer B35 lounge chair armchair by Thonet Bauhaus, circa 1940s Sublime Bauhaus design Marcel Breuer B35 armchair by Thonet circa 1940s, the cantilever frame with woven ra...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Vintage Marcel Breuer Bent Plywood Chaise Longue / "Long Chair" for Knoll
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Marcel Breuer bent plywood chaise longue / "Long Chair." Originally designed by Marcel Breuer for the English company, Isokon in 1935, this example is a 1970s Knoll version retaining...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Plywood, Upholstery

Pair of Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Gavina
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
The Wassily chair is a piece of significant importance in mid century design. The chair, also known as the Model B3 chair, was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925-1926 while he was act...
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1960s European Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Vintage Canvas Textile Marcel Breuer Wassily Lounge Chair for Gavina
By Gavina, Marcel Breuer
Located in Vilnius, LT
Vintage Wassily chair, designed by Marcel Breuer, circa 1920. This item is manufactured circa 1960s by Gavina. Label GAVINA. Materials: white colour canvas textile, steel tube fra...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Cognac Leather B3 Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll Studio, 1980s
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Eindhoven, Noord Brabant
This cognac leather and chromed steel B3 or Wassily chair was designed by Marcel Breuer for Knoll in 1925. Marcel Breuer's (1902, Hungary) inspiration for the Wassily Chair came whe...
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Late 20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Breuer Model B3 Wassily Armchair Lounge, Gavina, 1960s, Black Canvas
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Paris, France
Superb vintage Marcel Breuer model B3 Wassily armchair lounge, designed in 1925, tubular structure in bent and chromed steel, seat, backrest and armrests furnished with its original ...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Completely Restored Marcel Breuer Cognac Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
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 M...
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1920s German Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Pair of Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Knoll, Mid-Century Modern
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of brown leather and chrome Wassily chairs by Marcel Breuer for Knoll.
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Early 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chair for Thonet, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Madrid, ES
Early B35 lounge chair designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 and manufactured by Thonet (marked in the frame and in the leather seat). Made in tubular steel and upholstered in its origin...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Knoll International Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer Brown Leather Set of 2
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This 2 Wassily chairs, in chromed tubular steel and brown leather, was designed by Marcel Breuer and produced by Knoll International. Knoll International production with the Wassily...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

1950s Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A Classic Mid-Century Modern Minimalist lounge chair in black leather with a seamless tubular chrome frame. Originally from the Levy House in Princeton, NJ, designed by Marcel Breuer...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Wassily B3 Brown Leather Armchair by Breuer for Gavina, 1960
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century Wassily B3 brown leather armchair by Breuer for Gavina, 1960s Wassily Lounge Chair also known as Model B 3, with rectangular seat in dark brown leather and tubul...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Marcel Breuer Vintage B35 Leather and Chrome Cantilever Armchair and Footstool
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Highclere, Newbury
An early 20th century designed lounge chair set by Marcel Breuer featuring a cantilever chrome and tan leather lounge chair with matching footstool. Marcel Breuer was one of the k...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer Early Canvas Model B3 "Wassily" Chair, Black Eisengarn
By Marcel Breuer, Standard Möbel
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
This is an early edition Wassily from Berlin based manufacturer, Standard-Möbel. It exhibits the original black Eisengarn canvas. A truly iconic design, deserving to be in a museum. ...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

S 35 Cantilever Leather Lounge Armchair Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 35 cow hide Among all the cantilever chairs of the Bauhaus epoch, the armchair S 35, with its lightness, flexibility and comfort, casts a shadow over everything heavy and in...
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2010s German Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Breuer Wassily Canvas and Chromed Lounge Chair
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A hard to find canvas slung Wassily lounge chair with sculptural steel chromed frame by Marcel Breuer finished in a yellowish canvas material. Model # B3 designed in the late 1930's ...
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Late 20th Century Unknown International Style Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Canvas

Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chair for Thonet, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Madrid, ES
Early B35 lounge chair designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 and manufactured by Thonet (marked in the frame and in the leather seat). Made in tubular steel and upholstered in its origin...
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Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

S 35 Cantilever Lounge Armchair Designed by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer
Located in New York, NY
RANGE S 35 Among all the cantilever chairs of the Bauhaus epoch, the armchair S 35, with its lightness, flexibility and comfort, casts a shadow over everything heavy and inert. In 1...
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2010s German Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Marcel Breuer Early Canvas Model B3 "Wassily" Chair, Green Eisengarn
By Marcel Breuer, Standard Möbel
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
This is an early edition Wassily from Berlin based manufacturer, Standard-Möbel. It exhibits the original army green Eisengarn canvas. A truly iconic design, deserving to be in a mus...
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1920s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Rare Marcel Breuer BT-24 Armchair by Metz En Co Thonet, Netherlands, 1931
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Den Haag, NL
Rare Marcel Breuer BT-24 armchair by Metz & Co. Thonet, 1931 This chair has a chrome steel frame, Bakelite arms and still the original blue Eisengarn upholstery. One exact same examp...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel, Chrome

Bauhaus Style Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer for Knoll International
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Doornspijk, NL
The Wassily chair, also known as the B3 Chair, was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 while he was working at the Bauhaus. The design was revolutionary in the use of material (bent t...
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1920s Austrian Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Bauhaus Lounge Chair by Marcel Breuer for Thonet
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Gloucester, GB
Bauhaus lounge chair by Marcel Breuer for Thonet - Chromed tubular steel frame - Sprung cantilever seat - Buffalo leather seat - Model B35 - First designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 ...
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1970s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Marcel Breuer for Thonet S 35 L Leather Lounge Chair, 1960s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Miami, FL
Black leather with chrome plated steel tube frame S 35 L lounge chair originally designed by Marcel Breuer for Gerbruder Thonet in 1928 and later imported by ICF in the 1960s. Often...
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1960s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Marcel Breuer for Thonet Model S 35 Black Leather Tubular Lounge Chair, Germany
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Tubular lounge chair with black leather upholstery by Thonet. The seating can be adjusted with the leather belts underneath. The design is from the 1930's, this model is produced in...
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1970s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Metal

Pair of Early Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer for Knoll, Leather and Chrome
By Knoll, Marcel Breuer
Located in Buffalo, NY
Marcel Breuer's 1925 design is a widely recognized masterpiece of modern furniture, having long ago achieved iconic status. This pair of Wassily chairs date to the 1960s. The chrome...
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1960s American Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Midcentury Marcel Breuer B35 Lounge Chair
By Thonet, Marcel Breuer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Original midcentury Marcel Breuer B35 lounge chair for ICF. Leather and chrome in excellent vintage condition. Fine example.
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1920s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

Early B35 Chair by Marcel Breuer for Thonet, 1930s
By Marcel Breuer, Thonet
Located in Uppsala, SE
Very early example from the 1930s of the classical B35 model designed by Marcel Breuer for Thonet in the very last years of the 1920s. The leather has great patina and is definitely ...
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1930s German Bauhaus Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Steel

B35 Lounge Chair by Marcel Breuer for Thonet
By Marcel Breuer
Located in Southampton, NY
Chromed metal and rattan B35 lounge chair with wooden armrests by Marcel Breuer for Thonet., Re-edition by Thonet 1970s. Mohair cushions made for chair. Good overall condition. Water...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Gavina Wassily Chair Leather White by Marcel Breuer
By Marcel Breuer, Gavina
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This Wassily chair, in chromed tubular steel and white leather, was designed by Marcel Breuer and produced by Gavina. It's an early edition before 68 with the stamp underneath the s...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Modernist Classic Pair of Grey Leather Wassily Chairs by Marcel Breuer, 1980s
By Marcel Breuer, Knoll
Located in Renens, CH
Designed in 1925 by Marcel Breuer, this chair’s construction based on bent chromed steel tubes was inspired by bicycle frames. Breuer’s B3 or “Wassily” chair was originally designed ...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs

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Leather

Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of Leather and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Marcel Breuer lounge chairs, there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. 36 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Marcel Breuer's original lounge chairs were created in the mid-century modern style in Europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lounge chairs by Saporiti Italia, Jeanneret, Perriand, Le Corbusier and B & B Italia. Prices for Marcel Breuer Lounge Chairs can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,300 and tops out at $30,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,347 on average.