National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo celebrates Marcel Breuer

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Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), the architect of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and the former Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, is probably best known for his Club B3 and Wassily chairs. Focusing on Breuer’s ‘modern design’, the exhibition presented at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo until 7 May 2017 features forty pieces from collections in Japan and abroad. Although he extended his creative sphere beyond furniture to architecture after the war, the essence of his genius is condensed into his renowned furniture.