Dormitory Furniture: Desk
Designed for James E. Rhoads Residence Hall

Marcel Breuer, American (born Hungary), 1902 - 1981

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1938

Medium:
Maple or birch plywood

Dimensions:
50 x 29 1/4 x 24 inches (127 x 74.3 x 61 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1999-11-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Bryn Mawr College, 1999

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In 1938, Bryn Mawr College commissioned Marcel Breuer to design a suite of furniture for the rooms of a new dormitory. The suite, which consisted of a dresser, desk, chair, hanging bookcase, and mirror, was Breuer's first furniture commission in the United States. It was used until 1998, when the dormitory was renovated.