The Bauhaus Weimar in the twenties: 31 apprentices studied in the carpenter's workshop, including Erich Brendel and Marcel Breuer, who both acquired their journeyman's certificate there. Brendel's studies lasted from 1921–1926 in Goethe City. He was gifted and one of the few who was allowed to work in Walter Gropius' architecture office. Erich Brendel designed the ingenious, space-saving folding table in 1924 in the early days of the Weimar Bauhaus. It embodies the basic idea of an intelligent, space-saving piece of furniture and is therefore as current as it was before: the M 10 table. Brendel anticipated a topic that was also very topical in the 1930s, multifunctional furniture in a small space.
FOLDING TABLE - M 10 - ERICH BRENDEL - TECTA - GERMANY - 1924
Folding Table M 10
Design 1924, production around 1980
H 71 cm W 55,5/101,5/147 cm D 55,5/101,5/147 cm
Ash veneered, open-pored, white silk matt and black lacquered
with signs of usage. The painting of the panels shows patina mainly on the edge and in the surface of the panels. Frame construction in black matt lacquered, made of solid beech, the 4 original double swivel castors are fully functional, the foldable plates are attached by magnets. The new price at TECTA is currently around € 2550.00 for this piece of furniture.