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This Breuer Cantilever sofa (F40) was designed in 1931, and reissued in 2000 in this edition available in Wool, Cora, and leather. A rare example of a cantilever sofa, it features Breuer's beloved tubular steel. Legend has it that he was cycling around Bauhaus Dessau when he was struck by the strength and lightness of this bicycle frame and realized its potential for crafting lightweight, elegant, and industrially-produced furniture.
Marcel Breuer is considered one of the fathers of Modernism, and responsible for a number of furniture designs, though perhaps no chair design is more famous than his Wassily Chair. Designed in 1925, the Wassily chair was the first bent-tubular steel-framed chair.
In 1946, Breuer left Harvard and opened an office in New York where his first partner was the industrial designer Eliot Noyes. His first building to be completed after the War was the Geller House on Long Island, a spacious, airy wooden structure hailed as a 'house of the future' by the press.
Made in Germany by Tecta. A licensed reproduction.
Materials: Breuer F40 cantilever sofa. Frame in tubular steel and flat iron nickel plated. Loose tacked upholstery in seat and back