Important Design Session 1 /09 December 2007


Marcel Breuer

furniture set for Bryn Mawr college, Philadelphia
Hungary, 1938
50 w × 25 d × 29 h in (127 × 63 × 74 cm)

Desk measures:From his first American commission, the designs for Bryn Mawr College illustrate a continuation of the work Breuer had pursued in Europe, most notably with Isokon Furniture of England. Set includes desk, chair and wall-mounted shelving unit.

provenance: Bryn Mawr college, Philadelphia | Private collection

literature: Marcel Breuer: Furniture and Interiors, Wilk, ppg, 148-151 discuss the commission, fig. 155 illustrates these designs

estimate: $6,000–7,000
result: $11,400

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