Hungarian architect and designer, Marcel Breuer, made his mark many times over in both interior design and architecture throughout the 20th century. His designs remain relevant today as evidenced by KnollStudio reviving the MB Lounge Chair, which was originally released in 1929. Breuer is credited with having produced the first tubular steel armchair with his MB Lounge Chair, which he based on the tubed frame of a bicycle. Featuring a seemingly continuous, free-floating tubular steel frame, this classic chair has served as a template for many other chairs that have been developed over the years.
KnollStudio’s revival of the MB Lounge Chair beautifully combines an upholstered foam cushion supported by horizontal metal springs that provide slight movement to the back, along with natural oak armrests that have a clear lacquer finish. Stamped into the base of the chair is the KnollStudio logo and signature of Marcel Breuer. Also included are four plastic glides that snap into pre-drilled holes on the base of the chair to guard against sliding. The MB Lounge Chair is available in a variety of upholstery types from Hourglass to Sabrina Leather with 15 color options including Beeswax, Aegean, and Mocha.
For another classic revival chair, check out Callum Designs Lounge Chair.