Marcel Breuer

For the record: Breuer's experiments in bending steel were hailed as a breakthrough in furniture design. Unlike predecessors, he used non-reinforced steel tubing, which supported his ideal of "sitting on columns of air". But columns of air wouldn't look as good as this. If we could own one signature piece: Wassily Chair, a tubular steel club chair named for the artist Wassily Kandinsky when they were both in residence at the Bauhaus.