Inspired by the tubular steel furniture that Thonet produced for Bauhaus master Marcel Breuer, Bruno Weil – architect and artistic director of the Parisian division Thonet-Frères – developed more than 30 vanguard designs in the 1930s including this rare ‘B290 Cabinet’ (1932).
Gluck, Don Juan, or the Stone Guest’s Banquet (1761): 2. Andante
Tafelmusik • Bruno Weil (1993)
Mozart borrows from this melody at least twice (it was the ‘Deh vieni alla finestra’ in Gluck’s ballet): the first time, in that haunting serenade Pedrillo sings in the Abduction ('In Moorish lands, a maid was imprisoned…’), and the second, as the source for the variations in the D minor quartet.
1932 Bauhaus CabinetModel B 290 | Design: Bruno Weil for Thonet | Germany
This very rare cabinet was designed by Bruno Weil (BèWè), the artistic director of Thonet-Frères in Paris and it was produced by Thonet Germany in Frankenberg. The furniture is unrestored, in original coral color and stunningly beautiful patina. Highly rare and a museum piece. - Via