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PP/25/4/7 - Sitting pretty

Reference code
PP/25/4/7
Level of description
Item
Title
Sitting pretty
Date/s
1981
Quantity & Format
2 leaves Press cuttings
Personal name
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969
Fry, Maxwell
Breuer, Marcel
Subject
Museum of Modern Art (New York)
Bauhaus
Tubular steel chairs
Plywood furniture
Cesca chair
Exhibitions
Isokon Furniture Company
Isokon long chair
Lawn Road Flats
Whitney Museum of American Art
Creator
Roud, Richard.
Scope and content
Two articles, 28/10/81, regarding the 1981 Marcel Breuer exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Discusses the early work of Marcel Breuer at the Bauhaus his cesca chair and tubular steel chairs. The article discusses: his collaboration in England with Walter Gropius, Maxwell Fry and Jack Pritchard; his involvement in Isokon Furniture Company Ltd.; his plywood furniture designs including the Isokon long chair; and his short stay at Lawn Road Flats. It goes on to discuss Breuer's architectural work in the U.S.A. including the Whitney Museum of American Art
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