In the 1920s, Marcel Breuer began to experiment with tubular steel, creating some of the most influential furniture to come out of the Bauhaus. Spurred by Breuer's design of a low table to accompany the Wassily Chair, the very simple, very clever multipurpose Laccio (1924) nesting tables exhibit his rationalist aesthetic and accomplished technique. The construction is extremely stable; the materials are of exceptional quality. The cool beauty of the chromed, seamless steel and satin-finish lacquer top will not diminish with use or time. Each table has an individual number for identification and authenticity. The KnollStudio logo and Marcel Breuer's signature are stamped into the base of the tables. The Laccio tables are a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc. Made in U.S.A.
Seamless tubular polished chrome steel frame. Smooth plastic laminate top in satin finish.
Are any ideas really new? Case in point: while Marcel Breuer's tubular steel chairs were a daring departure from traditional wood furniture, this "radical" idea was sparked by Breuer's familiar bicycle handlebars. "Mass production," he said, "...made me interested in polished metal, in shiny and impeccable lines in space, as new components of our interiors. I considered such polished and curved lines not only symbolic of our modern technology but actually to be technology."
Drawing upon this image of "shiny and impeccable lines in space" Breuer designed his famous Wassilly chair in 1925 for Wassilly Kandinsky while both were in residence at the Bauhaus. Breuer subsequently designed a range of tubular metal furniture that had singular advantages affordability, hygiene and an inherent resilience. Breuer considered his designs essential for modern living. Read more >