Joint press release with the Bauhaus Dessau

Breuer‘s XXL chair moves to UBA

Trademark piece by 20th century designer set up by Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) at Federal Environment

The “ti 3a“ children’s chair made in 1923 by Marcel Breuer is something of a journeyman’s piece by a young Hungarian who went on to become a young master of design and architecture at the Bauhaus and significantly shaped the history of 20th century design. This iconic piece of furniture, enlarged by a factor of seven, has been installed at the Dessau town hall since May to promote the exhibition “Marcel Breuer: Designer and Architect” at the Bauhaus. The exhibition is open through 31 October 2012.

The super-sized Breuer chair is now moving on to the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) at Wörlitzer Platz. The chair, which measures 4.3 metres high, 2.3 metres wide and 2.5 metres in depth will be set up by the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (Technisches Hilfswerk - THW) as part of an exercise. “Since its relocation from the Spree to the Mulde, the Federal Environment Agency has been a reliable partner to the city of Dessau and the local cultural institutions”, said Dr. Thomas Holzmann, Vice-President of the Federal Environment Agency, as the Breuer chair was erected at its new location. “It was therefore a matter of course for us to comply with the request from the  Bauhaus Foundation to provide a temporary home for Marcel Breuer’s super-sized children’s chair”, said Holzmann.  

The deputy director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Regina Bittner, will officially hand over “ti 3a“ to Vice-President Thomas Holzmann at 13:00. “ti 3a“ will be on exhibit in the atrium of the Federal Environment Agency until 31 October. It was reconstructed on a scale of 1:7 in the Rauch-Möbelwerke apprenticeship workshop. 

You are warmly invited to the event.

Photo shoot of handover of Marcel Breuer’s super-sized children’s chair at the Federal Environment Agency: 14 September 2012, 13:00, Wörlitzer Platz 1, 06844 Dessau-Roßlau.

German Environment Agency

Wörlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-Roßlau

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