In 1920 Marcel Breuer left his native Hungary to study painting at the Vienna Academy. A few months later he enrolled at the Bauhaus. Breuer was a pioneer in the use of tubular steel in furniture design, and his Wassily chair has rightly become a hallowed ” classic”. In the 1930s he continued his experiments with curved plywood and aluminium. In 1933 he teamed with Alfred and Emil Roth to design a series of apartments in Doldertal, near Zurich, which rapidly became a “manifesto” of International Style. After a stint in London , he went to work with Gropius from 1937 to 1941 in the United States. Later he left is teaching post at Harvard University to open a studio in New York. His works include the Unesco building in Paris(1952-1958) and the Whitney Museum of American Art of New York (1966).