Anton Lorenz: From Avant-Garde to Industry

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Exhibitions Weil am Rhein, Germany February 22, 2019 - May 19, 2019

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the Vitra Design Museum will devote the first exhibition ever to entrepreneur and designer Anton Lorenz. In 1925, Marcel Breuer was the first to use tubular steel to construct furniture at the Bauhaus in a move that would revolutionize modern living. Lorenz however was one of the first to realize the material’s potential, and his deft use of patents and founding of new companies made him a key figure for the global expansion of the modern tubular steel furniture industry. The exhibition will present important documents from the Lorenz archive kept at the Vitra Design Museum, as well as tubular steel furniture by Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, and other designers, in a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the avant-garde.

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