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  • Studio Levi, Berlin 1930.

    Marcel Breuer

    Vitra Design Museum, Berlin

    June 25–November 14, 2004

    Vitra Design Museum
    Charles-Eames-Str. 1
    July 17, 2013–May 23, 2004

    This big retrospective, culled by independent curator Mathias Remmele from the Vitra’s impressive archival collection, extends the recent Breuer recovery efforts. Partially lifting the shadow cast by fellow Bauhäuslers Gropius and Mies, original drawings, photographs, models, interactive digital displays, video projections, and, of course, furniture (from 1925 to the late ’70s) portray Breuer as major Weimar designer and successful late modernist à la Saarinen, Rudolph, and Kahn. With a catalogue edited by Remmele and Vitra director Alexander von Vegesack, the show promises major scholarly contributions: Essays by Breuer monographers Barry Bergdoll and Isabelle Hyman join texts by Joachim Driller, Otakar Màcel, and Breuer himself.