Room by Room – the Breuer Laccio Table

By Modern Simplicity • Updated on 07/06/2021


This week, Room by Room with FormFire Glassworks looks an amazing addition to any decor, the Breuer Laccio Table.

Designed by Marcel Breuer in 1925 and shown in Walter Gropius’ house in Dessau, the Laccio occasional table has the ability to wear many hats. Inspired by the bicycle, and created out of Breuer’s excitement about the ability to bend tubular steel to create frame structures for furniture, this table can either sit quietly in a corner, or become a focal piece to a room. The different pieces stack over the top of one another, allowing you to create many different vignettes, using them together or separately within a space. Shown here in black melamine, it is available through Knoll in three laminate color finishes.

The modernist look of the table leads to an abstract painting harkening back to works by Mondrian and Malevich. Continuing the curve is a set of three painted tree rings, which is echoed by the laminated zebrawood lamp hanging above. A recycled glass bowl breaks the clean simple lines of the other pieces, and sits atop a painted lucite credenza that adds some more bold color.

Next week I will choose a new iconic piece and give you my picks for accessorizing your modern home.

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