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The bentwood technique perfected by Michael Thonet was a source of inspiration for Marcel Breuer’s experiments with bent tubular steel. The four-piece set tables B 9 developed out of this idea. The small tables can be used in diversified ways – as side tables in seating groups, as practical storage surfaces or as the perfect place for a vase with fresh flowers. After using the tables, they can be easily pushed beneath one another in a space-saving way. The special feature of this range is its functional simplicity – the set tables consist only of chrome-plated, bent tubular steel and rectangular panels.

During his time at the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer experimented with steel and tubular steel, a new and promising material for furniture. The close interchange with the aircraft manufacturer Junkers in Dessau accelerated the development process. His first designs included the set tables B 9 and various shelves and pieces of side furniture. The Thonet card catalogue from 1930/31 already included the complete product range. Breuer originally designed the B 9 for the cafeteria of the Bauhaus building in Dessau. The small, versatile table was also used in Walter Gropius’ student’s apartments and Master Houses.

B 9 (A to D) Side tables in four different sizes, available individually or as a set. Frames chrome-plated or colour-lacquered tubular steel, wood parts available in stained beech, ash, lacquered or clear glass.  

Table Sizes

A - W 45 x D 39 x H 45 cm
B - W 52 x D 39 x H 50 cm
C - W 59 x D 39 x H 55 cm
D - W 66 x D 39 x H 60 cm

Please add the table frame colour and top finish in the order comments box.

Manufactured to order, please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. 

Made in Germany

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