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MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981)

SHORT LOUNGE CHAIR, DESIGNED 1935-1936

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MARCEL BREUER (1902-1981)
SHORT LOUNGE CHAIR, DESIGNED 1935-1936
produced by Isokon, this example of initial production featuring through-tenoned construction, laminated birch, the frame veneered in sycamore
30¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 24 1/8 in. (61.2 cm.) wide; 38 in. (97 cm.) deep
Provenance
Christopher Nicholson (1904 - 1948) and thence by descent
Literature
Decoration, Issue 30, Winter 1938 (illustrated in-situ)
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Lot Essay

Christopher Nicholson was a leading British architect and designer of the early Modern Movement in Britain. His most famous works of the thirties were comparable to the advanced modern style of his older brother Ben Nicholson, OM, (1894-1982). Records retained in the Isokon Archive at the University of East Anglia document Nicholson's close relationship with Jack Pritchard, founder of Isokon, and note an unrealised project for a chair design, as well as a 1938 exhibition stand design, produced in collaboration with Isokon. An aviation enthusiast, Nicholson died in a gliding accident in Italy, 1948.

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