Born in Hungary in 1902, Marcel Breuer was a designer and architect who joined the school of Bauhaus at the age of 18. The designer, who became one of the main teachers of the
movement four years later, encouraged his students to take a methodological perspective to how furniture can be industrially manufactured.
Opening his own architecture office in Berlin in 1928, Breuer went to Harvard University to teach architecture in 1937. He worked with architect Walter Gropius in Cambridge, Massachusetts between 1938 and 1941.
Having moved to New York in 1946, Breuer partook in many projects such as Sarah Lawrence College Theater in New York, the UNESCO center in Paris, De Bijenkorf store in Rotterdam, IBM research center in France, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.