Chromium-plated steel with ebonized wood tops

© Marcel Breuer %2F Gebr%C3%BCder Thonet

Table from a nest of tables, 1926-30

Smaller tables are concealed within larger ones in this nest of tables, and can be pulled out at a moment’s notice. The tables are primarily made of tubular steel, a highly innovative material at the time and easier to bend than wood. Originally intended as stools, these tables were a favorite design of Breuer’s: simple, functional, space-saving, and inexpensive.

Details
Title
Table from a nest of tables
Artist Life
(born Hungary), 1902–1981
Role
Designer
Accession Number
98.276.146.1
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Chromium-plated steel with ebonized wood tops

© Marcel Breuer / Gebrüder Thonet

Because of © restrictions, we can only show you a small image of this artwork. (You'll have to come see it in person.)