Marcel Breuer and Thonet
In 1925, Marcel Breuer designed metal furniture for various uses at the Bauhaus. In this context, the stool B 9 was created for the cafeteria; later on, it was also used as a table in student apartments and masters’ houses in Dessau and is still part of the Thonet portfolio today. The B 9 is available in four sizes and is suitable for all realms of life: living, dining, sleeping and working. In 1926/1927, Marcel Breuer together with Kálman Langyel founded the company “Standard Möbel” to produce his designs for the Werkbund exhibition “The Dwelling” in Stuttgart-Weissenhof. In the same year, Anton Lorenz joined them and established a network of rights of use for the new tubular steel furniture. The company produced the avant-garde furniture even though there was no demand for it, and their efforts met with little success.