A Breuer Chair falls within the category of mid-century architecture designed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe.
Mies is a central figure in modern architecture and is noted for his fusion of European Modernism with American industrial design.
The famous Breuer chairs were manufactured from 1928 to 1930, but have been reproduced since then. The chairs are comfortable because they can be used in a wide range of positions and they allow for more freedom in the shoulders and arms.
It was a break away from tradition that allowed MMF’s work to not only look refreshing but also functional yet comfortable too. MMF believed that it was important “to find every conceivable solution to human needs.”
The Breuer chair is a type of modernist angular-back side chair, originally designed by Marcel Breuer.
Designed in 1929 for a Palace of Air Exposition in Frankfurt, this unusual piece of furniture has been reinvented to be at the forefront once again. Aesthetically appealing and obsessively engineered to feel custom made for its user, the Breuer side armchair is recognizable to anyone who appreciates modern design from the 20th century. Hand crafted from Elm throughout with wool felt pads and natural cowhide leather straps bound together by steel belting externally over all joints, the inner framework consists of Scandinavian Birch plywood which provide rigidity and strength without adding any weight or clutter.