Chair by Gunta Stölzl and Marcel Breuer from 1921
The presence in Weimar of Theo van Doesburg, co-founder of the De Stijl movement, and the design principles that he promoted influenced the development of the Bauhaus from 1921 at the very latest. The chair made in 1921 by Marcel Breuer and Gunta Stölzl displays distinct formal evidence of the principles of the Dutch art group. Everything about this chair is rectangular: backrest, seat, the cross-section of the chair legs; even the woven tapestry strips form squares or rectangles. The colours for this piece were also selected according to the De Stijl concept with a palette limited to red, blue and yellow enhanced by black, white and grey.
Siebenbrodt, Michael (Ed.): Bauhaus Weimar: Designs for the Future, Ostfildern-Ruit 2000.
Via fyeahwomenartists, via Gunta Stölzl – Bauhaus Master and via bauhaus-online
Once more an indication De Stijl had indeed influenced Bauhaus.
Early Slatted Marcel Breuer Chair
Both the London Design Museum and NY based Moma have one in their collection.
Influenced by? Rietveld I would say.
Just Chairs – 4 Famous Chairs Reinterpreted by Dutch designer Michael Kluver
From left to right: Eames, Breuer, Rietveld and MackIntosh
The chairs in this project are altered versions of modernist design classics. All pushed back into the simple archetype form. All of them are now dominated by simple ergonomic dimensions. Same seating height,seating width, seating depth, overall height, and angle of the backrest. Demystifying the past and asking important questions with regards to the future.
Via Michael Kluver: just chairs.
Chair WB 301 by Marcel Breuer
Chair, model no. WB 301, c. 1934
Bent aluminum, painted plywood. 74 cm (29 1/8 in) high Manufactured by Embru-Werke AG, Switzerland, for Stylclair, France. Stretcher impressed with ’58 301′ and metal lable with ‘MEUB ES STYLCLAIR/LYON PARIS’.
via Phillips de Pury & Company.