Breuer Marcell, born in 1902 in Pécs, completed his primary and secondary education in his hometown. He graduated from the Bauhaus art school in Germany in the 1920s, but when he was about to settle back home to Hungary in 1934, it turned out that the German Chamber of Engineers did not recognize the Bauhaus diploma, so he could not undertake design in Hungary. Therefore, the designer first tried his luck in England and then in the USA.
His name is best known worldwide for the design of tubular frame furniture. Generations of architects at Harvard University were brought up under his guidance, and from the 1950s he received more and more commissions in America and Europe, and became one of the star architects of his time.
In 1968, Time magazine listed him as one of the 13 creators defining modern architecture. His name is not unknown to the audience in Brussels either.
The exhibition presents his work through photo panels, a documentary film made in 2021 and a model, as well as iconic seating furniture (or their replicas).
Collaborating partners: Zsolnay Örökségkezel? Nkft; Fuga Budapest Center for Architecture