M100 Chair by Matías Ruiz
A winner of the Swedish Green Furniture Award 2009
designed by Manolo Bossi
The presence in Weimar of Theo van Doesburg, co-founder of the De Stijl movement, and the design principles that he promoted influenced the development of the Bauhaus from 1921 at the very latest. The chair made in 1921 by Marcel Breuer and Gunta Stölzl displays distinct formal evidence of the principles of the Dutch art group. Everything about this chair is rectangular: backrest, seat, the cross-section of the chair legs; even the woven tapestry strips form squares or rectangles. The colours for this piece were also selected according to the De Stijl concept with a palette limited to red, blue and yellow enhanced by black, white and grey.
Siebenbrodt, Michael (Ed.): Bauhaus Weimar: Designs for the Future, Ostfildern-Ruit 2000.
Once more an indication De Stijl had indeed influenced Bauhaus.
Fetched €21,250($27,431) at Christie’s (Sale 3010: The Decorative Arts Sale, 2 – 3 October 2012, Amsterdam.