Breuer Furniture Returned

In June 2013, the Alan I W Frank House Foundation announced the return of four pieces of the original Marcel Breuer furniture to the Foundation for preservation and future exhibition. The desk and bookcase, desk chair, armchair and table were created by Breuer for the Frank House in 1940.

They were designed in wood, Lucite and natural upholstery, and some were made by American manufacturer Schmieg & Kotzian.

For the last eight years, they have been on exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art through the good works of Elsie and Henry Hillman and the museum’s director at the time Richard Armstrong, and with the generous support of the Hillman Foundation. They are four of the hundreds of pieces of furniture that Breuer designed for the home.