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Furniture of Marcel Breuer: Improvement for good

Date From Friday, March 3, 2017 to Sunday, May 7
From 10:00 to 17:00 (on Friday from 10:00 to 20:00)
※Admission until 30 minutes before closing
Closed days Monday (opened on March 20, 27th, April 3, May 1), March 21
Place National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo 2F gallery 4 
(3-1, Kitanomarukouen, Chiyoda-ku)
Access From Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Takebashi Station 1b exit a 3-minute walk
Viewing charges General 430 yen (220 yen) / university student 130 yen (70 yen)

※() Groups rate more than inner ha 20.
※Rate includes all consumption tax. ※Under less than high school student and 18 years old, 65 years old or older campus members, person having "MOMAT passport", member of friend of society, support society, MOMAT support circle partner company (to one companion. As for the silver member, only as for the person, one and person of attendant (for one person) of the presentation are free of charge with), disability certificate.
※In the case of admission, please show thing, member's card, disability certificate to understand of age such as student identification card, driver's license each.
※For viewing charges of book exhibition, you can see possession exhibition "MOMAT collection" (4-2F) only for the day of the admission.
Free viewing day Sunday, March 5, Sunday, April 2, Sunday, May 7
※Only in book exhibition and possession exhibition "MOMAT collection" (4-2F)
Sponsorship National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Reference Hello dial (exhibition guidance)
TEL: 03-5777-8600
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Event contents

Furniture design of Marcel Breuer
The nation's first exhibition to introduce to cathedral

Book exhibition constitutes with approximately 40 points of furniture by domestic and foreign collection while paying attention to difference in many versions to be seen in furniture design of bath year. It is bath ear which widened width of creation to building, but, starting from furniture, in the core of the design, it is condensed after the war by furniture design. Touch design in bath year when book exhibition shows possibility of various interpretation for the word modern design some other time and is happy if it is at opportunity to receive his message sent to us who live in the 21st century.

     (the left) << club chair B3 >> 1927-28 years National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo storehouse
     (the right) << nesting table B9-9c >> 1929 National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo storehouse

About Marcel Breuer
We are born in Hungary in 1902. We enter German molding school, Bauhaus in 1920 and learn design in experimental education performed under the direction of first principal Walter Gropius. We acted as chief in furniture studio of the school which learned oneself from 1925 through 1928. We are engaged in design and construction of furniture project afterwards in Switzerland and the U.K. We moved base in the United States in 1937 and we collaborated with bizarrerie Pius while teaching in Harvard University and dealt with various building a house. We transfer private office in New York in 1946 and after that are engaged in public buildings such as art museum or university in addition to building a house. The 1981 death.

Constitution of each chapter
One chapter: Furniture made of - tree for the bauhausuvaimaru era―
Two chapters: Furniture of bauhausudessau era - steal pipe―
Three chapters: Furniture of Switzerland U.K. Era - aluminum and plywood―
Four chapters: From American times - furniture to building

    (the left) << side chair 301 >> 1932-34 years MISAWA HOMES Co., Ltd. storehouse
    (the right) << isocon side chair BC3 >> 1936 National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo storehouse

◆Gallery talk
Saturday, April 15 Taro Ashihara (architect)
Saturday, April 22 National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
※With every day from 3:00 p.m. in venue. Application-free participation for free (admission ticket required)

Complimentary ticket present

"Furniture of Marcel Breuer: We present complimentary ticket of Improvement for good to three sets of six people.
Application "......impression 6 of Chiyoda City Tourism Association homepage contact information (phone number) 5 full name 4 address 3 zip code 2 "National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo complimentary ticket application" 1 title, after filling out the effect of
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo complimentary ticket application," please send email to Chiyoda City Tourism Association ( The application deadline is until Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
In the case of a lot of applicants, we obtain successful result with shipment of complimentary ticket after lottery. Thank you for your understanding.




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