Paul Vincze was a famed coin and medal designer. Forced to flee Europe due to Nazi persecution, he made significant contributions to the arts in Britain. Notably, he crafted coins and medals that encapsulated historical narratives, blending art, history, and design in tangible artifacts, earning him global recognition and awards.
Pierre Vago was a Hungarian Architect and designer. He studied at the École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris.
He settled in France in 1928, where he was editor-in-chief on three issues of the review L’Architecture d’aujourd’hui. After World War 2, he was active in reviving the journal and set up his architecture office. In 1948 he left the journal, and it was in 1948 that he became a member of UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes). He built the Basicila de Saint-Pi X (with architect Pierre Pinsard and engineer Eugéne Freysinnet) in Lourdes.
He attended the Vienna Akademie der bildenden Künste in 1920 and the Bauhaus in Weimar from 1920 to 1924. In 1920, he moved to Vienna, intending to become a painter and sculptor. However, he left the Akademie der bildenden Kunste because he was displeased with it, and he enrolled at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where he became one of its most well-known students.
Marcel Breuer designed this chaise lounge during his influential period in England (1935-37). His work for the London-based design and architectural firm Isokon is the most recognizable of this period. The chaise was designed for the 1936 Seven Architects Exhibition for Heal & Sons Department Store.
Marcel Breuer’s Bauhaus minimalism redefined a household basic, making chairs light, strong, and simple by bending metal and combining it with canvas, caning, or leather. He was one of the first people to make chairs out of tubular steel, and his B5 chair is one of two groundbreaking Breuer chairs that were a big change from the overstuffed chairs of the Edwardian era and helped start a new way of looking at furniture.
In the French army during World War I, he discovered the art of Greece and Byzantium. In Paris after the war, he met Jacques Doucet, for whom he designed silverware, enamels, tapestries and carpets for the residence on the avenue du Bois (today avenue Foch). In c1923 he turned to sculpture and completed commissions for Doucet and others in a Cubist style.