Designed by Marcel Breuer, 1924
Like his Wassily chair, Marcel Breuer’s Laccio Tables are critical to the story of 20th-century design. Breuer’s use of tubular steel to define lines in space beautifully exhibited in these simple nesting tables revolutionised furniture construction and inspired many subsequent generations of designers.
As a Bauhaus apprentice in 1925, Marcel Breuer conceived the low table as a companion to the Wassily chair, the first tubular steel design based on the tubed frame of a bicycle. The KnollStudio logo and the signature of Marcel Breuer are stamped into the base of the tables.
Table top features a satin finish, smooth plastic laminate or marbles.
Frame and legs are seamless tubular steel in polished chrome finish.
Polished chrome base. Three laminate colours for the top: white, black and red. Tops available also in a wide range of marbles.
Small low table dimensions are 55cm W x 48cm D x 45cm H.
Large low table dimensions are 136cm W x 48cm D x 34cm H.
The Laccio table will be soon avaliable at our internet store.
In an interview with a Knoll historian, Marcel Breuer described how he came to begin experimenting with bent tubular steel while at the Bauhaus:
“At that time I was rather idealistic. 23 years old. I made friends with a young architect, and I bought my first bicycle. I learned to ride the bicycle and talked to this young fellow and told him that the bicycle seems to be a perfect production because it hasn’t changed in the last twenty, thirty years. It is still the original bicycle form. He said, “Did you ever see how they make those parts? How they bend those handlebars? You would be interested because they bend those steel tubes like macaroni.”