October 16 - October 16, 2007 Marcel Breuer: Wassily chair,...

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October 16, 2007 Marcel Breuer: Wassily chair, interested in space, was trying to do something different, tubular steel (new technology at this time, designers like to use these types of things) wanted to exploit this, was looking at a bike and noticed the curves of the handles, his answers to Victorian overstuffed chair (didn’t want it to look like anything historic) Marcel Breuer (Cesca chair) and Miles van der Rohe (MR chair): their trying to make a place to sit down Bean bag chair: radical idea, no legs, people saw a bag of trash and formed the idea, product of an era not trying to do anything historic Investigate: o Materials: characteristics, sustainability, ability to perform in particular situation o Methods of manufacture o Cost o Codes and other requirements o Research and Development (R&D): what they do is this kind of work, they investigate “Genius is 98 percent perspiration and 2 percent inspiration” – Thomas Edison Frank Gehry: investigated other materials to make furniture and stuff, he liked to
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ITDS 1114 taught by Professor Mdcasto during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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October 16 - October 16, 2007 Marcel Breuer: Wassily chair,...

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