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Table - B.T.3.
  • B.T.3.
    Breuer, Marcel Lajos, born 1902 - died 1981
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B.T.3.

  • Object:

    Table

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1936 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Breuer, Marcel Lajos, born 1902 - died 1981 (designer)
    Isokon Furniture Company (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Birch plywood

  • Museum number:

    W.46-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Table, plywood, supporting fins are joined to the legs at right angles.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1936 (made)

Artist/maker

Breuer, Marcel Lajos, born 1902 - died 1981 (designer)
Isokon Furniture Company (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Birch plywood

Dimensions

Height: 70.6 cm, Width: 137 cm, Depth: 69.5 cm

Object history note

A prototype version of this table was acquired by the V&A in 2015 (see W.12-2015).

Descriptive line

Isokon plywood table designed by Marcel Breuer, 1936

Labels and date

DINING TABLE
Designed by Marcel Breuer (Hungarian, 1902-1981)
Manufactured by Isokon Furniture Company, London
Birch plywood

Although born in Hungary and having lived for about twelve years in Germany, Breuer left when Hitler took power in 1933. Following two years of living in various European cities Breuer emigrated to England in 1935 ostensibly to enter into an architectural partnership with F.R.S. Yorke. To supplement his income he worked as a designer for Isokon until he left England for America in 1937.

W.46-1979 [1989-2006]

Materials

Birch plywood

Categories

Furniture

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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