Marcel Breuer's Short Chair

Produced as part of Plywood: Material of the Modern World

Ran from 15 July 2017 to 12 November 2017

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Marcel Breuer was one of the most important furniture designers of the 20th century. Here Christopher Wilk, Keeper of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A, explores the history of the Short Chair – one of Breuer's best-known designs.

Breuer emigrated to London from Germany in 1935 and the Short Chair is part of a group of modernist plywood furniture that he designed for the Isokon Furniture Company in the late 1930s.