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BREUER, Marcel Lajos

Born: 1902 05 21
Died: 1981 07 01


Marcel Lajos Breuer was born in New York City, architect and furniture designer, was an influential Hungarian-born modernist of Jewish descent. One of the masters of Modernism, Breuer displayed interest in modular construction and simple forms.

His architectural thinking influenced, for example Helmut STAUCH who, in 1929 had accepted an offer to return to Berlin where he worked with Fred Forbat until 1933, and partly with W Gropius and Marcel BREUER, mainly on housing schemes.

John FASSLER was later influenced by BREUER, demonstrated in his design for Unicorn House, particularly in his shaping of the double volume columns on the ground floor.

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