Louw Roets announces the launch of the Breuer Chair, an inspired addition to the Louw Roets designer furniture collection. The Louw Roets Breuer Chair is a tribute to Marcel Breuer, who modernised furniture design through the incorporation of steel tubes into the furniture form during the Bauhaus era. We are going to explore the history of Marcel Breuer furniture design and Bauhaus Modernism influences that have holistically inspired the contemporary design of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair.
History of Marcel Breuer Furniture Design:
The Louw Roets Breuer Chair is attributed to the innovative design style of Marcel Lajos Breuer (1902-1981), a world-renowned architect and furniture designer. Marcel Breuer developed his modernist furniture design style during his apprenticeship at Bauhaus, a radical Germany-based art and design school. Bauhaus revolutionised design through the combination of art, craft, and modern technology, which created the perfect creative backdrop for Marcel Breuer’s innovative furniture designs.
Guided by the desire to craft new ways of living, Marcel Breuer reimagined the traditional design of furniture. Marcel Breuer is known for his inspiring chair designs, namely the Wassily Chair, the Cesca Chair, and the B5 Chair. The unique design style of Marcel Breuer’s famous chairs took inspiration from his modern bicycle.
Marcel Breuer was in awe of the lightness of the round steel tubes that formed the strong structural frame of his bicycle. Until this point, steel tubes had rarely been used in the designing of furniture. Marcel Breuer used the steel poles to craft functional, simple, and widely influential pieces of furniture. Marcel Breuer’s furniture design merged the concepts of art, functionality, and furniture, resulting in tangible innovation.
Louw Roets has crafted the Breuer Chair, a chair that pays homage to Marcel Breuer through the use of tubular steel pipes to craft the form of this piece of designer furniture. The tubular steel pipes in the Louw Roets Breuer Chair evoke a sense of simplicity through the undulating curves of the bent steel poles, comfort from the gentle recline of the backrest, and innovative functionality, marking the Louw Roets Breuer chair as a contemporary reflection of the design style of Marcel Breuer.
Embedded within the inspiration from Marcel Breuer’s furniture design style are Bauhaus Modernism influences in the design of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair.
Influence of Bauhaus Modernism:
Louw Roets Breuer Chair blends itself beautifully into the designer furniture collection due to the flowing connection of Bauhaus Modernism’s influence.
Bauhaus, founded by Walter Gropius in 1919, aimed to craft and create a new world. Guided by innovation, creativity, and radical philosophies, Bauhaus combined the arts into a unified form of expression. The Bauhaus design expression was essentially based on simplicity, functionality, and modernity.
From the teachings of Bauhaus stemmed the highly influential movement Bauhaus Modernism. Bauhaus Modernism deeply influenced Modernist art and mass production during the 1900s, and still to this day the reflection of Bauhaus Modernism glimmers in contemporary design, like in the Louw Roets Breuer Chair.
We have highlighted a few of the key Bauhaus Modernism influences in the contemporary design of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair.
Bauhaus Modernism is known for its revolutionary combination of modern materials of steel and glass with wooden furniture design. The Louw Roets Breuer Chair captures this modern material influence of steel in wooden furniture through the use of steel tubing in the form of the Breuer Chair.
Bauhaus Modernism also emphasised the importance of maintaining the integrity of the materials in the design of furniture. The Louw Roets Breuer Chair captures simplicity through being composed solely of steel, wood, and leather, and these three materials are celebrated for their honest beauty.
Driven by functionality, Bauhaus Modernism selected materials based on practicality and innovation. Louw Roets has selected the materials of wood, steel, and leather to enable a functional design that will blend beauty and practicality into any space. The lightweight materials used in the Louw Roets Breuer Chair allow for easy movement of the chair, making the Louw Roets Breuer Chair a functional chair choice for any desired space.
Form Follows Function:
Form follows function, a term originally coined by architect Louis Sullivan, is the guiding principle of Bauhaus Modernism. Bauhaus Modernism furniture design moved away from being purely aesthetic towards the functional. No longer was your furniture piece simply meant to be a statement intended purely to impress your guests, but rather to make you and your guests feel comfortable and at home whilst using the furniture.
The geometric form of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair is designed and crafted to reflect the Bauhaus Modernism influence of functionality and comfort. The Louw Roets Breuer Chair will not only perform as an aesthetically beautiful addition to your space, but also provide practical value through comfort to enable the joyful use of the chair every time.
Bauhaus Modernism is signified by clean and simple designs that enabled the merging of craftsmanship and mass production. The Louw Roets Breuer Chair embodies the influence of simple and clean design in the craftsmanship.
All Louw Roets designer furniture, including the Breuer Chair, is manufactured in a slow, boutique manner. The careful and considered craftsmanship of the clean and simple designer furniture is how functionality, beauty, and sophistication are elevated in Louw Roets designer furniture, including the Breuer Chair.
Touches of Texture:
Bauhaus Modernism used texture in furniture design to enable the experience of simplicity and functionality in the use of the furniture. The Louw Roets Breuer Chair uses an array of smooth textures that cohesively create an experience of comfort and relaxation when seated in the Breuer Chair.
The Louw Roets Breuer Chair consists of a wooden backrest in which the wood has been sanded to luxurious smoothness. The Louw Roets Breuer Chair cushioning is encased in leather upholstery to provide a firm glossy texture to the chair. The lustrous stainless steel continues the scintillating flow of the smooth texture throughout the Louw Roets Breuer Chair. The Bauhaus Modernism influence of simple textures to enable experience is present in the design of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair.
Bauhaus Modernism celebrated colour in its purest form. Louw Roets Breuer Chair, as well as all of the Louw Roets designer furniture pieces, focuses on a clean and sophisticated colour palette to encapsulate the purity and simplicity of Bauhaus Modernism.
Bauhaus Modernism used colour in cohesive contrast to craft an emotive response. The Louw Roets Breuer Chair captures this Bauhaus Modernism quality through the cohesive contrast of the warm wood tones, shimmering stainless steel tubing, and glossy black leather, which all work together to craft an experience of serenity and joy.
Louw Roets merges the historical inspiration of the Marcel Breuer furniture design with Bauhaus Modernism influences to create the contemporary design of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair.
Contemporary Design of Louw Roets Breuer Chair:
Louw Roets has balanced the history of Marcel Breuer’s furniture design with the influences of Bauhaus Modernism in the careful crafting of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair. The blurring of the boundaries between the old and the new has instilled a modern yet timeless quality in the design of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair.
By incorporating the Louw Roets Breuer Chair into your home, you are installing a piece of functional art that will ignite intrigue and conversation. When seated in the Louw Roets Breuer Chair, your guests will be in awe of the contemporary design that still converses with the inspiring influence of Marcel Breuer and Bauhaus Modernism.
Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius emphasised the importance of relaxation to encourage and aid work and creativity. Taking inspiration from the philosophies of Bauhaus, Louw Roets Breuer Chair has been crafted for comfort and joyful relaxation. To have a piece of designer furniture that is both visually inspiring whilst encouraging long hours spent relaxing and enjoying the moment is what it means to have a Louw Roets Breuer Chair in your home.
The launch of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair makes a statement, whilst still seamlessly blending into the overall design ethos of Louw Roets designer furniture collection. You can comfortably pair the Louw Roets Breuer Chair with the Louw Roets Stellar Table with Round Glass Top for evenings spent with your family.
The Louw Roets Breuer Chair can also be used to create a reading or relaxation nook for contemplating life under the Louw Roets Paplepel Floor Lamp. You can bring your personal touch to the Louw Roets Breuer Chair by using the chair in a way that enables beautiful practicality in your home. The Louw Roets Breuer Chair can cohesively intertwine itself into the Louw Roets designer furniture collection due to the flowing connection of functionality, sophistication, and artisanal craftsmanship.
The contemporary design of the Louw Roets Breuer Chair and with the signature touches of Marcel Breuer furniture design and Bauhaus Modernism has resulted in the Louw Roets Breuer Chair being the perfect functional design element for your home.
About Louw Roets Designer Furniture:
Louw Roets crafts inspiring designer furniture. Behind each Louw Roets designer furniture piece is a story; a story of creative innovation, craftmanship, a relationship to international design influences, and human connection, all of which are holistically encapsulated in the design. When you own a piece of Louw Roets designer furniture, you intertwine the furniture into the story of your personal history.
Louw Roets designer furniture is based on the connection between human touch and the drive to transform materials into functional works of art. A team of professional, talented, and dedicated artisans craft each furniture piece to achieve the level of perfection that is synonymous with Louw Roets designer furniture.
All Louw Roets designer furniture is locally produced. When you introduce a Louw Roets designer furniture piece into your home, you create a seamless blend of South African furniture with international influences and your home.
Louw Roets designer furniture exceeds beyond being a piece of furniture to fill space around the table or to decorate an empty corner in the room. You do not simply sit in a Louw Roets chair or around a Louw Roets table, rather, you are enveloped in the comfort and beauty of functional craftsmanship that invites you to take note of the present moment with yourself or your surrounding loved ones. The contemporary design of Louw Roets designer furniture offers the invaluable opportunity for experiencing memorable moments in your home.
The innovative design of Louw Roets designer furniture seamlessly blends functionality, comfort, and art. If you wish to view the beauty of Louw Roets designer furniture in person, you can visit the Louw Roets designer furniture showroom located in Somerset West, Western Cape. You are invited to experience the elegance of the designer furniture and encouraged to engage with the Louw Roets team on the inspiration behind each piece.
The Louw Roets Breuer Chair is an inspired addition to the Louw Roets designer furniture collection, and will elegantly intertwine the history and influence of Marcel Breuer and Bauhaus Modernism into your home.