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Marcel Breuer

Hungarian-American Designer, Sculptor, and Architect

Born: May 21, 1902 - Pecs, Hungary

Died: July 1, 1981 - New York City, USA

"The artist works with the highest level of feeling. The technician works with the highest level of logic."

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His friends and family affectionately called him Lajkó, but the rest of us know him as Marcel Breuer, the Hungarian-American designer whose career touched nearly every aspect of three-dimensional design, from tiny utensils to the biggest buildings. Breuer moved quickly at the Bauhaus from student to teacher and then ultimately the head of his own firm. Best known for his iconic chair designs, Breuer often worked in tandem with other designers, developing a thriving global practice that eventually cemented his reputation as one of the most important architects of the modern age. Always the innovator, Breuer was eager to both test the newest advances in technology and to break with conventional forms, often with startling results.

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