Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), master carpenter of the Bauhaus school, was born in Hungary. He was inspired by such architects and designers as Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe and Walter Gropius, whom he met while studying and teaching at the Bauhaus school.
In 1935, Breuer moved to England when the Nazis made it impossible for anyone associated with Bauhaus to practice architecture. In1937, he began collaborating with Gropius in Boston and became a professor at Harvard. Ten years later, he moved to New York and founded his own architectural firm, concrete being his favored medium for architecture and tubular steel for furniture.