Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer (1902 - 1981)

Marcel Breuer is a Hungarian-American architect and designer, and one of the key figures of modernism and of the Bauhaus, of which he was a pupil, then a professor.

In his young years at the Bauhaus, he created the Wassily armchair, a tribute to Kandinsly, which is the first armchair with a folded tubular steel structure, inspired by a bicycle handlebar.

Fleeing Nazi Germany, he emigrated to London then to the United States, where he dedicated himself more strongly to architecture, collaborating with Walter Gropius, but also through his own office.

Back in Europe in 1953, he continued to work on major architectural projects.

Among his iconic achievements are the Unesco headquarters in Paris, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the ski resort of Flaine in France.