Marcel Breuer's Short Chair

Produced as part of Plywood: Material of the Modern World

Ran from 15 July 2017 to 12 November 2017

More about this Exhibition

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.

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