What’s in a name: Breuer chairs

Marcel Breuer
Marcel Breuer

Our Breuer chairs are among the most popular chairs, not only that we sell, but in general. Hungarian furniture designer / architect Marcel Breuer probably had no idea how popular his take on the cantilever chair, which was first created in 1926 by Mart Stam, would have been.

While Stam may have been the first to produce such a chair–with no back legs–it was Breuer who took the design to new levels (incorporating sturdy, sleek steel tubing) and made the seat a staple piece of furniture in many homes (not to mention offices, bars, restaurants, etc…).

Today, the Breuer chair is an iconic piece of 20th century interior design.