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Happy Birthday, Marcel Breuer!

The Vignellis designed the Knoll au Louvre exhibition which was held at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in the Pavillion de Marsan in 1972. 

“The Knoll exhibition at the Louvre presented a distinct challenge: to display 3-foot high objects - mostly chairs - in a 45-foot high space that seemed to dwarf everything. To bridge this gap, we placed the exhibited objects in a series of 8-foot cubes, restoring their proper scale.” design: Vignelli, p. 183.

Here is a detail from the plan for the exhibition featuring Marcel Breuer’s “cube,” which you can see in the photograph on the right hand side. Breuer’s famous Wassily chair (1925) and Cesca chair (1928), both still in production today, were featured along with his Lounge chair (1935).

The Vignellis also designed the catalog for the exhibition and Herbert Matter did the photography.

More Breuer: 

http://vignellicenter.tumblr.com/post/86404050917/kknoll-breuer-collection-brochure

More Knoll Au Louvre: 

http://vignellicenter.tumblr.com/post/74969225588/knoll-au-louvre-sketches

http://vignellicenter.tumblr.com/post/75073393204/kknoll-au-louvre-catalog-bertoia

http://vignellicenter.tumblr.com/post/80879528521/knollaulouvre-mies-catalogue

http://vignellicenter.tumblr.com/post/75063128697/knoll-au-louvre-catalog-cover

Knoll Au Louvre exhibition plan detail
Massimo and Lella Vignelli Papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York

Knoll Au Louvre exhibition photograph
Massimo and Lella Vignelli Papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York