In the so-called plug-in card catalogue by THONET, tubular steel furniture was made available to a broader public for the first time in 1931. There was also published a side shelf by Marcel Breuer: Model B 22. This example is very similar to our item and the production details such as screwed connections on the tube with visible hexagon socket screws, the nickel-plated tube and the THONET patent connectors for fixing the plates point to a production around 1935. However, the dimensions differ significantly from the THONET model.
SHELF - VARIANT B 22 - MARCEL BREUER - GERMANY - 1930
Shelf variant B 22
Design 1930, Production around 1935
H 70 cm, W 80 cm, D 34 cm
Nickel-plated steel tube, carpenter plates painted satin black, Thonet patented connectors, hexagon screws
very good condition
with signs of usage