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Marcel Breuer, the world famous architect and furniture designer was born in 1902 on May, 21 in Pécs / Hungary
and died on 1 July 1981 in New York.

After breaking off his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Marcel Breuer moved in 1920 to the legendary
Bauhaus in Weimar, where he completed an apprenticeship in carpentry with the examination for journeymen.

In the years 1925-1928 he was head of the furniture workshop at the "Bauhaus" as "young master". There he designed
his first tubular steel chair "Wassily" (for his Bauhaus friend Wassily Kandinsky) and shortly after he set a milestone
in the history of designer furniture with the steel tube cantilever chair for Thonet.

Due to the closing of the "Bauhaus" by the Nazis Marcel Breuer emigrated to London in 1935 and 1937 to the United States,
where he opened an architecture office together with Walter Gropius.

As an architect Marcel Breuer made his mark with setting up the UNESCO building in Paris, the Whitney Museum of American Art
in New York, the sport facility in Flushing Meadow New York and the American Embassy in The Hague, besides planning of apart-
ment houses, schools, offices and industrial buildings.

Breuers collaboration with Thonet was exceptionally successful. He developed design classics such as the tubular steel cantilever
chairs "S 64" and "S 32", the tubular steel desk "S 285 /2" and the side and set table "B 9a".

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