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#8: Marcel Lajos Breuer: International Style

Posted by Lynne van den Berg On October 26th

Coffee Table Designed by Breuer

Marcel Lajos Breuer’s “International Style” was developed through the use of new technologies and innovative materials. Born in Hungary in 1902, Breuer designed a range of tubular metal furniture that was affordable to the masses. He was considered by some to be one of the greatest architects and furniture designers of the 20th century.

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#7: Hans J. Wegner: Simple and Elegant Minimalist Design

Posted by Lynne van den Berg On October 12th

Hans Wegner Chair in Pompidou Paris photo courtesy of Flicker user ninahale

By this point, you’ve probably caught on that Denmark provided us with many of the famed designers that came to be the face of mid-century modern furniture. Hans J. Wegner was yet another Danish designer, who combined an original sense of style with brilliant craftsmanship, creating prolific works that became very popular around the world.

Wegner had a knack for using the…

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