Like his Wassily chair, Marcel Breuer's Laccio Tables are critical to the story of 20th-century design. Breuer's use of tubular steel to define lines in space, beautifully exhibited in these simple nesting tables, revolutionised furniture construction and inspired many subsequent generations of designers.
Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) was born in Hungary and trained at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, under Walter Gropius. He produced the first tubular steel armchair – the Model B3 aka the Wassily – in 1925, and pioneered furniture made from laminated wood, notably for British manufacturer, Isokon. A 1936 moulded plywood chair he made inspired the work of the Eames a decade later.
Knoll products are defined by a distinct modern sensibility. From classics by the likes of Mies van der Rohe to ground-breaking designs by contemporary creatives including Marc Newson, David Adjaye, Barber Osgerby and Rem Koolhaas.