Curved steel: Laccio 1 coffe table small by Knoll
From 1925 to 1928, Marcel Breuer designed his famous tubular steel furniture collection, which was of decisive importance for the history of 20th century design. Among them was the Wassily chair, the first design based on the tubular frame of a bicycle. Shaped by the Bauhaus influences, the Laccio 2 is characterised by its functionality and simplicity and is still distinctly modern. This makes it versatile and the perfect complement for today's living and working spaces.
Why not combine the Laccio 2 with its smaller counterpart, the Laccio 1, and create a coffee table with several levels! Breuer's use of curved steel tubes to define lines in space, beautifully displayed in these simple, nested tables, revolutionised furniture making and inspired many subsequent generations of designers.
Knoll International – A belief in modern design
In 1938, Knoll International was founded by Hans and Florence Knoll, who embraced the creative genius at the Bauhaus School and the Cranbrook Academy of Art to create new types of furniture and environments for the workplace. Their approach was to combine craftsmanship with technology through the use of design. Florence Knoll also developed the idea of the modern office and pioneered the interior design profession.
Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve, and endure. With its thoughtful, inventive products Knoll responds to individual work styles and transcends multiple generations. Knoll's commitment to modern, sustainable design and understanding of the workplace results in a unique portfolio. Here, the latest collections sit alongside modern classics and iconic products.
For more than 80 years now Knoll has remained true to the Bauhaus design philosophy that modern furniture should complement architectural space, not compete with it. Therefore, they use modern design to connect people to their work, their lives, their world. The essence of it all: modern living and working with a contemporary approach without losing a connection to the past.
Art and industry in harmony: Marcel Breuer
A champion of modernism and protégé of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer is equally celebrated for his achievements in architecture and furniture design. His entire body of work, both architecture and furniture, embodies the driving Bauhaus goal of reconciling art and industry. During his time at the Bauhaus, Breuer revolutionised modern interiors with his collection of tubular steel furniture - inspired by bicycle construction and made using the techniques of local plumbers. His first designs, including the Wassily, are still among the unmistakable icons of the modern furniture movement.
Breuer's attention eventually turned to architecture. After practising privately, he worked as a professor at Harvard's School of Design under Walter Gropius. Breuer was the first architect to be honoured with a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1963, Breuer began work on perhaps his most famous architectural project: the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Although Breuer never worked directly for Knoll, he is nonetheless an influential figure in the company's history. He was an early mentor to Florence Knoll during her time in Walter Gropius' office in the 1930s.
Material and format
The large Laccio coffee table is 136 cm wide, 48 cm deep and 34 cm high. Its frame is made of seamlessly shaped round tubular steel and has a high-gloss chrome finish. For the tabletop, you can choose between plastic laminate in black, white or red and various marble finishes with a satin finish.
Arabescato marble: white with grey colouring
Nero Marquina marble: Deep black with occasional white colouring
Calacatta marble: White/ivory-coloured marble with yellow to green colouring and hints of red/brown
Verde Alpi marble: green with varying tones and intensities of shading
Quick Ship fast delivery programme:
When ordered, the Laccio table will be manufactured for you in the desired finish. This can take 6-7 weeks. Knoll International offers a quick ship programme for some versions. These tables then have a delivery time of approx. 2 weeks:
- Table top laminate white
- Laminate tabletop black
Special feature: The KnollStudio logo and the signature of Marcel Breuer are embossed into the table frame.
|Year of design||1924|
|Shipping method||Forwarding agent|
|W 136 x D 48 x H 34 cm|
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